attainment

noun at·tain·ment \ ə-ˈtān-mənt \

Definition of attainment

1 :the act of attaining something :the condition of being attained
  • She values educational attainment above all else.
2 :something attained :accomplishment
  • His scientific attainments are well known.

Examples of attainment in a Sentence

  1. She values educational attainment above all else.

  2. Her scientific attainments have made her quite well-known in the field of biology.

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Origin and Etymology of attainment

see attain


ATTAINMENT Defined for English Language Learners

attainment

noun

Definition of attainment for English Language Learners

  • : the state or condition of having gotten or done something difficult : the act of attaining something

  • : something that has been gotten, done, or achieved through effort


ATTAINMENT Defined for Kids

attainment

noun at·tain·ment \ ə-ˈtān-mənt \

Definition of attainment for Students

1 :the act of obtaining or doing something difficult :the state of having obtained or done something difficult
  • attainment of a goal
2 :achievement 2
  • scientific attainments


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