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achievement

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noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

Simple Definition of achievement

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of achievement

  1. 1 :  the act of achieving :  accomplishment

  2. 2 a :  a result gained by effort b :  a great or heroic deed

  3. 3 :  the quality and quantity of a student's work

Examples of achievement in a sentence

  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.



15th Century

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

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noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

Definition of achievement for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of having gotten through great effort <achievement of a goal>

  2. 2 :  something gotten especially by great effort <a scientific achievement>





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