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
The achievements and difficulties of the Obama years are reflected in people such as Karen Rezny.
The tenderest of landmark achievements, Barry Jenkins’ exquisitely directed drama demystifies a black gay man’s coming-of-age from within.
A key part of the film was about whether Reynolds would be well enough to accept a lifetime achievement award.
Half of the gift will underwrite six Spelman students who have demonstrated stellar academic achievement and who are engaged in community service.
In the first two years of his presidency, when Democrats controlled the House and Senate, Mr. Obama netted his leading domestic policy achievement: the Affordable Care Act.
Beyond the remarkable technological achievement of clean air travel, the trip is a feat of human endurance.
All of their rewards came, not from individual initiative and enterprise, but from absolute obedience—a situation that severely depresses the need for achievement among all peoples.
In 1866 came their crowning achievement--the opening of the Syrian Protestant College, in Beirut, with a Vermonter, the Reverend Daniel Bliss, as its president.
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Origin and Etymology of achievement
First Known Use: 15th century
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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