Definition of achievement
- the achievement of an ambition
- being honored for her academic achievements
- a major scientific achievement
- standardized tests to measure achievement
The discovery of DNA was a major scientific achievement.
It was a great achievement.
Getting the project done on time was a real achievement.
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a feather in one's cap;
: 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
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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