Definition of achievement
1 : the act of achieving something the achievement of an ambition
2a : a result gained by effort : accomplishment being honored for her academic achievements a major scientific achievementb : a great or heroic deed
3 : the quality and quantity of a student's work standardized tests to measure achievement
Examples of achievement in a Sentence
The discovery of DNA was a major scientific achievement.
It was a great achievement.
Getting the project done on time was a real achievement.
Recent Examples of achievement from the Web
More: Churchill Downs to develop $60M instant racing betting facility on Poplar Level More: Churchill Downs plans major parking, landscaping project Many of Romans' signature achievements have come at Churchill Downs.
One of their top achievements was the creation of the monoshock, a single shock absorber that replaced the standard twin shocks in the early 1970s.
Beginning in the late 1990s, a collection of mostly Mexican-American teachers started working toward closing the achievement gap between the white and Latinx students in their district.
The achievement proved DNA could survive in dead things and spurred a new field of science: paleogenetics.
Achievement: Fifteen students from the Louisville Metropolitan Region — which covers eight counties in Kentucky and five in Indiana — won National Scholastic Silver Medals.
Guests shared stories of achievements and hardships of LGBT Jewish life and celebrated with songs and prayers.
The title is a remarkable achievement by the players, coaches and the executive brain trust that built this team and, maybe more impressive, kept the core together.
The Wall Street Journal’s editor in chief, Gerard Baker, spoke with Yuri Milner, the founder of technology-investment firm DST Global and co-creator of prizes to honor scientific achievements and reinvigorate the search for life in space.
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Synonym Discussion of achievement
ACHIEVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of achievement for English Language Learners
: 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
ACHIEVEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of achievement for Students
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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