Definition of fruition in US English:



  • 1The point at which a plan or project is realized.

    ‘the plans have come to fruition sooner than expected’
    • ‘The partisanship came to full fruition under the Bush administration, especially after Sept.11.’
    • ‘Guests on strings and brass arrive in a timely fashion, bringing the extended pieces to glorious fruition.’
    • ‘I believe that an agreement has been reached that will see fruition in the Committee stage.’
    • ‘The US invasion ensured that these plans never reached fruition.’
    • ‘Jack's ability to write his world around him never comes into full fruition.’
    • ‘In addition, the market reforms of the past decade have finally reached fruition.’
    • ‘The negotiations reached fruition in the 1989 treaty, signed by the Hawke government.’
    • ‘In Welcome to the Jungle, he and the film work for each other to an expected fruition.’
    • ‘If the plans come to fruition the trauma centre would be based in Leeds with satellite offices dotted around Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Much background work is being done on projects which will come to fruition in the future.’
    • ‘Baxter's plan is now nearing fruition, and the prospect has excitement positively coursing through O'Brien's veins.’
    • ‘Later, when the work had reached a certain fruition, network activity slowed.’
    • ‘But has the incipient realignment of years past reached the fruition that Barnes's argument suggests?’
    • ‘I prefer to hope for a more honest moment leading to the fruition of those dreams dreamed by those who see beyond holocaust as an everyday practice.’
    • ‘He added it took a long time for the mission to actually come to fruition: the project started in 1996 and was initially intended to launch on the shuttle.’
    • ‘The project never reached fruition, and so the bodybuilding world was deprived of seeing the Austrian Oak in the guise of fourth-estate guru.’
    • ‘Unfortunately William died before it saw full fruition.’
    • ‘It was only the outbreak of the First World War which prevented the fruition of this imaginative scheme.’
    • ‘He looked forward to seeing the project come to fruition in the near future.’
    1. 1.1in singular The realization of a plan or project.
      ‘new methods will come with the fruition of that research’
      • ‘Reconciliation embraces the fruition of all those things.’
      • ‘We can see the fruition of its policy in the venture capital provisions of this bill.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Now, everyone has come together for joint rehearsals at Queen Anne School this week, the fruition of all those weeks of preparation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In a way, the new novel is a literary fruition of the essay.’
      • ‘It represents the fruition of a year's negotiations by a man virtually unknown in Scotland, even though he was reared in Dunbartonshire.’
      • ‘‘This will be the fruition of efforts I have put in for the past seven decades,’ the musician said.’
      • ‘It also discusses their popularity and the fruition of their language.’
      • ‘We have meditated and worked with our mind, and this is the fruition.’
      • ‘If you can't touch the past, you can't bring about the fruition of democracy.’
      • ‘It's the fruition of one of the core and noblest of American ideals, the free and open marketplace of ideas.’
      • ‘But in another sense, academic blogging represents the fruition, not a betrayal, of the university's ideals.’
      • ‘The policy was the fruition of three years of student struggle and grassroots mobilization.’
      • ‘By seeing it as the fruition of her own previous actions, she was able to take full responsibility for it and use it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In the absence of bodies, his poem becomes simultaneously the space of their imaginary union and the fruition of it - a textual body.’
      • ‘It is a product of vision and the fruition of good planning.’
      • ‘Poison Arrows is the fruition of the band's new direction, but the results, while intermittently catchy, are largely unremarkable.’
      fulfilment, realization, actualization, materialization
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  • 2literary The state or action of producing fruit.


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.