When something comes to completion, it's finished. In football, a pass that's been caught is called a completion.

If a wide receiver has a lot of completions, then he had a good day: that means he caught a lot of passes. But if the receiver is out of bounds or drops the ball, then there's no completion. Quarterbacks are judged by their completion rate, too. Off the gridiron, you can use the word completion to talk about anything that's been completed or achieved. Graduation day marks the completion of high school. The completion of a new building or a PhD can take years.

Definitions of completion
  1. noun
    a concluding action
    synonyms: closing, culmination, mop up, windup
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    the act of bringing to completion or fruition
    the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
    finish, finishing
    the act of finishing
    finalisation, finalization
    the act of finalizing
    carrying some project or intention to full completion
    the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
    the successful completion of a program of study
    fruition, realisation, realization
    something that is made real or concrete
    fulfillment, fulfilment
    the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    close, closing curtain, finale, finis
    the concluding part of any performance
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, termination
    the act of ending something
  2. noun
    (American football) a successful forward pass in football
    synonyms: pass completion
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    maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
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