Definition of fruition in English:



mass noun
  • 1The realization or fulfilment of a plan or project.

    ‘the plans have come to fruition rather sooner than expected’
    • ‘It's the fruition of one of the core and noblest of American ideals, the free and open marketplace of ideas.’
    • ‘Reconciliation embraces the fruition of all those things.’
    • ‘But in another sense, academic blogging represents the fruition, not a betrayal, of the university's ideals.’
    • ‘We can see the fruition of its policy in the venture capital provisions of this bill.’
    • ‘By seeing it as the fruition of her own previous actions, she was able to take full responsibility for it and use it.’
    • ‘In a way, the new novel is a literary fruition of the essay.’
    • ‘Next Monday night was to be the fruition of all the plans they laid when they were together.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Poison Arrows is the fruition of the band's new direction, but the results, while intermittently catchy, are largely unremarkable.’
    • ‘It also discusses their popularity and the fruition of their language.’
    • ‘We have meditated and worked with our mind, and this is the fruition.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘This will be the fruition of efforts I have put in for the past seven decades,’ the musician said.’
    • ‘It represents the fruition of a year's negotiations by a man virtually unknown in Scotland, even though he was reared in Dunbartonshire.’
    • ‘If you can't touch the past, you can't bring about the fruition of democracy.’
    • ‘Now, everyone has come together for joint rehearsals at Queen Anne School this week, the fruition of all those weeks of preparation.’
    • ‘It is a product of vision and the fruition of good planning.’
    • ‘The policy was the fruition of three years of student struggle and grassroots mobilization.’
    • ‘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.’
    fulfilment, realization, actualization, materialization
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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.