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 achievement>b : 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.
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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