attainment

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 attainment — index accession (enlargement), acquisition, adverse possession, boom (prosperity), caliber (mental capacity) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 attainment — accomplishment, *acquirement, acquisition …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 attainment — at|tain|ment [ ə teınmənt ] noun FORMAL 1. ) uncount the process of achieving a goal or particular level of success: ACHIEVEMENT: Salaries are based on the attainment of production targets. 2. ) count something that you have succeeded in doing or …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 attainment — noun formal 1 (U) success in getting something or reaching a particular level: the attainment of happiness 2 (C) something that you have succeeded in getting or learning, such as a skill …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 attainment — noun Date: 1549 1. the act of attaining ; the condition of being attained 2. something attained ; accomplishment < scientific attainments > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 attainment — /euh tayn meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of attaining. 2. something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement. [1350 1400; ME attenement. See ATTAIN, MENT] Syn. 2. accomplishment. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 attainment — noun /əˈteɪnmənt/ a) The act of attaining; the act of arriving at or reaching; the act of obtaining by exertion or effort. b) That which is attained, or obtained by exertion; acquisition; acquirement …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 attainment — Synonyms and related words: accession, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accomplishments, achievement, acquirement, acquisition, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions, addition, advent, appearance, approach, arrival, attainments, carrying out,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 attainment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. accomplishment, fulfillment, feat; see achievement 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. achievement, accomplishment, getting, procurement, securing, acquirement, obtaining, realization, fulfillment, winning, success,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 attainment — at tain·ment || mÉ™nt n. achievement, fulfillment; ability …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 attainment — noun the action or fact of attaining a goal. ↘a skill or educational achievement …

    English new terms dictionary


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