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[kon-suh-mey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn səˈmeɪ ʃən/

the act of ; completion.
the state of being ; perfection; fulfillment.

late 14c., “completion,” from Latin consummationem (nominative consummatio), from consummat-, past participle stem of consummare “to sum up, finish,” from com- “together” (see com-) + summa “sum, total,” from summus “highest” (see sum). Sense of “completion of a marriage (by sexual intercourse)” is c.1530.


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