accomplishment

noun ac·com·plish·ment \ ə-ˈkäm-plish-mənt , -ˈkəm- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of accomplishment

1 :the act or fact of accomplishing something :completion
  • accomplishment of a goal
  • a feeling of accomplishment
2 :something that has been accomplished :achievement
  • Her family is proud of her academic accomplishments.
  • an impressive accomplishment
3 a :a quality or ability equipping one for society
b :a special skill or ability acquired by training or practice
  • Her knowledge of foreign languages is one of her many accomplishments.

Examples of accomplishment in a Sentence

  1. Her family is proud of all her academic accomplishments.

  2. one of the greatest scientific accomplishments of the century

  3. We celebrated the accomplishment of all our goals.

  4. Her knowledge of foreign languages is among her many accomplishments.

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Origin and Etymology of accomplishment

Middle English accomplisshment, borrowed from Anglo-French accomplissement, from acompliss-, stem of acomplir "to accomplish" + -ment -ment


ACCOMPLISHMENT Defined for English Language Learners

accomplishment

noun

Definition of accomplishment for English Language Learners

  • : something done, achieved, or accomplished successfully

  • : the successful completion of something : the act of accomplishing something

  • : a special skill or ability gained by practice or training


ACCOMPLISHMENT Defined for Kids

accomplishment

noun ac·com·plish·ment \ ə-ˈkäm-plish-mənt \

Definition of accomplishment for Students

1 :the act of successfully doing or reaching
2 :something successfully done or reached especially through effort
3 :an ability or skill gained by practice or training


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