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achievement

noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

: something that has been done or achieved through effort : a result of hard work

: the act of achieving something : the state or condition of having achieved or accomplished something

Full Definition of ACHIEVEMENT

1
:  the act of achieving :  accomplishment
2
a :  a result gained by effort
b :  a great or heroic deed
3
:  the quality and quantity of a student's work
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Examples of ACHIEVEMENT

  1. The discovery of DNA was a major scientific achievement.
  2. It was a great achievement.
  3. Getting the project done on time was a real achievement.

First Known Use of ACHIEVEMENT

15th century

Synonym Discussion of ACHIEVEMENT

feat, exploit, achievement mean a remarkable deed. feat implies strength or dexterity or daring <an acrobatic feat>. exploit suggests an adventurous or heroic act <his exploits as a spy>. achievement implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition <her achievements as a chemist>.

Rhymes with ACHIEVEMENT

ACHIEVEMENT Defined for Kids

achievement

noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

Definition of ACHIEVEMENT for Kids

1
:  the state of having gotten through great effort <achievement of a goal>
2
:  something gotten especially by great effort <a scientific achievement>

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