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consummation (act, bringing, completion)

Definition:

the act of bringing to completion or fruition

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

consummate

Plural:

consummations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"completion", from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of consummation...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Consummation | consummation of a marriage

the first act of sexual intercourse between two people, either following their marriage to each other or after a prolonged sexual attraction. Its legal significance arises from theories of marriage as having the purpose of producing legally recognized ... (38 of 651 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Consummation

Consummation (disambiguation)

the first act of sexual intercourse between two individuals, either following their marriage or a prolonged sexual attraction. Consummation can also refer to: Consummation (album), 1970 recording | Consummation of days, event predicted in Daniel... (34 of 106 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Consummation (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

consummation | consummate | completion [synonym, sense-specific] | fulfil [synonym, sense-specific] | consummately [adverb, derived]

[law] the act or fact of legally completing a marriage by sexual intercourse | an act of having sex, especially for the first time | the culmination ... (25 of 605 words, 8 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consummation

Merriam-Webster:

consummation | finish [synonym, sense-specific] | capper [synonym, sense-specific] | close [synonym, sense-specific] | closing [synonym, sense-specific] | conclusion [synonym, sense-specific] | finale [synonym, sense-specific] | end [synonym, sense-specific] | endgame [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act of consummating ; specifically, the consummating of a marriage | the ultimate end; "finish" (15 of 146 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/consummation

Oxford Dictionary:

consummation

the action of making a marriage or relationship complete by having sexual intercourse | the point at which something is complete or finalized (22 of 71 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consummation

Wiktionary:

consummation | consummations [plural] | completion [synonym, sense-specific] | Termination [synonym, sense-specific]

The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; the state of being completed; completion. | The first act of sexual intercourse in a relationship, particularly the first such act following marriage. | The achievement of perfection. | ... (36 of 48 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/consummation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consummation [uncountable, formal]

the act of consummating a marriage or relationship | the time at which something is finally completed (16 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consummation

New World Dictionary:

consummation

a consummating or being consummated; completion; fulfillment | an end; conclusion; outcome (11 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummation

Cambridge Dictionary:

consummation [entry 1, law]

when a marriage or romantic relationship is made complete by having sex (12 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummation 1

consummation [entry 2, formal]

when something is made complete or perfect (7 of 16 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummation 2

Random House Dictionary:

consummation

the act of consummating; completion. | the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment. (12 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/consummation

American Heritage Dictionary:

consummation

The act of consummating; a fulfillment. | An ultimate goal or end. (11 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummation

Encarta Dictionary:

consummation

the bringing of something to a satisfying conclusion, or the final satisfying completion or achievement of something | the legal completion of a ... (22 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599854​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

consummation

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "completion", from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare "to ... (17 of 41 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=consummation

Oxford Dictionary:

consummation

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin consummatio(n-), from the verb consummare (see "consummate")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/consummation

Collins Dictionary:

consummation | consummate

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin consummāre to complete, from summus highest, utmost

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/consummation

New World Dictionary:

consummation

Origin: Middle English consummacioun from Old French consumation from Latin consummatio

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummation

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

consummation [uncountable, formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "consummation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/consummation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

consummation [uncountable, formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consummation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/consummation

Cambridge Dictionary:

consummation [entry 1, law]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "consummation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "consummation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/consummation 1

the Free Dictionary:

consummation

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "consummation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "consummation" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/consummation

Google Dictionary:

consummation | consummations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "consummation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

consummation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "consummation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=consum​16 word=consummation

YourDictionary Audio:

consummation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "consummation" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/consummation

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