attainment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From attain +‎ -ment; compare Old French ataignement.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈteɪnmənt/
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Noun[edit]

attainment (countable and uncountable, plural attainments)

  1. The act of attaining; the act of arriving at or reaching; the act of obtaining by exertion or effort.
    Synonyms: accomplishment, acquisition, acquirement
    My attainment of proficiency in German was due to years upon years of study.
  2. That which is attained, or obtained by exertion.
    Synonyms: accomplishment, acquisition, acquirement
    • 1860, National Preacher (volume 33, issue 1, page 11)
      The scholar who had made so many attainments, knows now how small they were compared with what one glance into the spiritual glory has taught him.

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References[edit]

  • attainment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911