index accession (enlargement), acquisition, adverse possession, boom (prosperity), caliber (mental capacity), commission (act), development (outgrowth), discharge (performance), edification, end (termination), fait accompli, fruition, outcome, performance (execution), performance (workmanship), realization, receipt (act of receiving), satisfaction (fulfilment)

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  • attainment — UK US /əˈteɪnmənt/ noun [C or U] ► the act of achieving something, or something that is achieved: »The group s investment objectives include the attainment of long term capital growth. »attainment targets »a person s educational attainments → See …   Financial and business terms

  • Attainment — At*tain ment, n. 1. The act of attaining; the act of arriving at or reaching; hence, the act of obtaining by efforts. [1913 Webster] The attainment of every desired object. Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is attained to, or obtained by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attainment — late 14c., encroachment (a sense now obsolete), from O.Fr. ataignement (Mod.Fr. atteignement), from ataindre; see ATTAIN (Cf. attain). Meaning action of attaining is from 1540s; sense of that which is attained, personal accomplishment dates from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • attainment — accomplishment, *acquirement, acquisition …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • attainment — [n] achievement, accomplishment acquirement, acquisition, arrival, completion, feat, finish, fulfillment, gaining, getting, obtaining, procurement, reaching, realization, reaping, securing, succeeding, winning; concept 706 Ant. failure, forfeit,… …   New thesaurus

  • attainment — ► NOUN 1) the action of achieving. 2) an achievement …   English terms dictionary

  • attainment — [ə tān′mənt] n. 1. an attaining or being attained 2. anything attained, as an acquired skill; accomplishment …   English World dictionary

  • attainment — [[t]əte͟ɪnmənt[/t]] attainments 1) N UNCOUNT The attainment of an aim is the achieving of it. [FORMAL] ...the attainment of independence. Syn: achievement 2) N COUNT An attainment is a skill you have learned or something you have achieved.… …   English dictionary

  • attainment — UK [əˈteɪnmənt] / US noun Word forms attainment : singular attainment plural attainments formal 1) [uncountable] the process of achieving an aim or particular level of success Salaries are based on the attainment of production targets. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • attainment — at|tain|ment [əˈteınmənt] n formal 1.) [U] success in achieving something or reaching a particular level = ↑achievement ▪ a low level of educational attainment 2.) something that you have succeeded in achieving or learning, such as a skill =… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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