English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɹu.ˈɪʃ.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.
    • c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. [] The First Part [], 2nd edition, part 1, London: [] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, [], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire, London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene vii:
      [] to weare our ſelues & neuer reſt,
      Untill we reach the ripeſt fruites of all,
      That perfect bliſſe and ſole felicitie,
      The ſweet fruition of an earthly crowne.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, pages 310–311:
      Perhaps,—for the Divine purpose runs through every aim of our being,—the disappointment and the endurance are but sent to raise those hopes above, which else might cling too fondly to their fruition below.
    • 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, scene II, page 23:
      The myths possess us: through our agony / They work to new fruition.
    • 1946 September and October, “Centenary of the Ipswich-Colchester Line”, in Railway Magazine, page 307:
      Largely by reason of the persistence of John Crevallier Cobbold, a leading townsman and a member of a respected Suffolk family, the scheme was brought to fruition and by an Act dated July 19, 1844, the Eastern Union Railway came into existence.
    • 2023 December 27, Richard Foster, “New rail freight terminal leads the way”, in RAIL, number 999, page 39:
      That progress has taken over ten years and £20 million to bring to fruition. But, as Mands explains, the journey has been one that HSG has been almost obligated to undertake. "First and foremost, this is an environmental project," she says.
  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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