Definition of completion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəmˈpliːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpliːʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of finishing something; the state of being finished and complete the completion of the new hospital building Satisfactory completion of the course does not ensure you a job. The project is due for completion in the spring. The road is nearing completion (= it is nearly finished). the date of completion/the completion date
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (British English) the formal act of completing the sale of property, for example the sale of a house The keys will be handed over on completion.
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Latin completio(n-), from complere ‘fill up’, from com- (expressing intensive force) + plere ‘fill’.Extra examples Development of the site has been delayed pending completion of the sewerage scheme. Payment will be made following successful completion of the job. The book is near completion. The bridge is due for completion in May. The committee will report back to us on completion of the study. The floorboards were replaced prior to completion of the sale. The renovation of the museum is now nearing completion. There was a party to celebrate the completion of the project. to bring the project to completion The road is nearing completion.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: completion