fruition

An idea that is made real, such as a plan or an apple, has come to fruition.

Fruition is a happy word: it's derived from the Latin, frui, meaning "to enjoy." We like it when our hard work pays off and ideas come to fruition. Carmen was thrilled when her plan to get into law school came to fruition. And when the kids' idea to start a wild tricycle gang came to fruition, they sped off joyfully. Fruition also refers to the state of bearing fruit, like when apples in the orchard come to fruition. The trees are probably happy then, too.

Definitions of fruition
  1. noun
    the condition of bearing fruit
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    type of:
    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  2. noun
    something that is made real or concrete
    synonyms: realisation, realization
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    type of:
    consummation
    the act of bringing to completion or fruition
  3. noun
    enjoyment derived from use or possession
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    type of:
    enjoyment, use
    (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
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