fruition

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɹuː.ɪʃ.ən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /fɹu.ˈɪʃ.ən/
  • Hyphenation: fru‧ition
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fruitiō (enjoyment).

Noun[edit]

fruition (countable and uncountable, plural fruitions)

  1. The fulfillment of something worked for.
    After six years of hard work, the engineers had brought the project to fruition.
    • 1914, John Jay Chapman, “The Wrath of Achilles. 1. The Embassy to Achilles.”, in Homeric Scenes: Hector’s Farewell and The Wrath of Achilles, New York, N.Y.: Laurence J. Gomme, OCLC 4703967, scene II, page 23:
      The myths possess us: through our agony / They work to new fruition.
  2. The enjoyment derived from a possession.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Erroneously from fruit (though now standard usage)

Noun[edit]

fruition (plural fruitions)

  1. The condition of bearing fruit.
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