achievement

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noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

Definition of achievement

  1. 1 :  the act of achieving something <the achievement of an ambition>

  2. 2a :  a result gained by effort :  accomplishment <being honored for her academic achievements> <a major scientific achievement>b :  a great or heroic deed

  3. 3 :  the quality and quantity of a student's work <standardized tests to measure achievement>

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.

Origin and Etymology of achievement

see achieve


First Known Use: 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>.


ACHIEVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

achievement

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noun achieve·ment \ə-ˈchēv-mənt\

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

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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