Definition of fruition in English:



  • 1The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project:

    ‘the plans have come to fruition rather sooner than expected’
    • ‘But in another sense, academic blogging represents the fruition, not a betrayal, of the university's ideals.’
    • ‘It represents the fruition of a year's negotiations by a man virtually unknown in Scotland, even though he was reared in Dunbartonshire.’
    • ‘It is a product of vision and the fruition of good planning.’
    • ‘The past year has seen a number of significant milestones in Lismore, and I believe, many local people and visitors alike will soon begin to see the fruition of some hard work.’
    • ‘‘This will be the fruition of efforts I have put in for the past seven decades,’ the musician said.’
    • ‘By seeing it as the fruition of her own previous actions, she was able to take full responsibility for it and use it.’
    • ‘We have meditated and worked with our mind, and this is the fruition.’
    • ‘In a way, the new novel is a literary fruition of the essay.’
    • ‘It's the fruition of one of the core and noblest of American ideals, the free and open marketplace of ideas.’
    • ‘The policy was the fruition of three years of student struggle and grassroots mobilization.’
    • ‘It also discusses their popularity and the fruition of their language.’
    • ‘Poison Arrows is the fruition of the band's new direction, but the results, while intermittently catchy, are largely unremarkable.’
    • ‘Next Monday night was to be the fruition of all the plans they laid when they were together.’
    • ‘In the absence of bodies, his poem becomes simultaneously the space of their imaginary union and the fruition of it - a textual body.’
    • ‘This image, of the child as a gift that is the fruition not of an act of rational will but an act of love, can be contrasted with an image of the child as the parents' project or product.’
    • ‘They represent what is given in our lives and, as the fruition of past actions, stand beyond our ability to make them other than what they are.’
    • ‘If you can't touch the past, you can't bring about the fruition of democracy.’
    • ‘Reconciliation embraces the fruition of all those things.’
    • ‘Now, everyone has come together for joint rehearsals at Queen Anne School this week, the fruition of all those weeks of preparation.’
    • ‘We can see the fruition of its policy in the venture capital provisions of this bill.’
    fulfilment, realization, actualization, materialization
    achievement, attainment, accomplishment, resolution
    success, completion, consummation, conclusion, close, finish, perfection
    maturity, maturation, ripening, ripeness
    effecting, implementation, execution, performance
    winding up, sewing up, polishing off
    effectuation, reification
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  • 2literary The state or action of producing fruit:

    ‘the apples in the orchards gave a suggestion of sour fruition’


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘enjoyment’): via Old French from late Latin fruitio(n-), from frui enjoy (see fruit); the current senses (dating from the late 19th century) arose by association with fruit.