attainable


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at·tain

 (ə-tān′)
v. at·tained, at·tain·ing, at·tains
v.tr.
1. To gain as an objective; achieve: attain a diploma by hard work.
2. To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time: Redwoods can attain a height of 300 feet.
v.intr.
To succeed in a directed effort, process, or progression: attained to high office; eventually attained to wisdom.

[Middle English atteinen, from Old French ataindre, ataign-, to reach to, from Vulgar Latin *attangere, from Latin attingere : ad-, ad- + tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots.]

at·tain′a·bil′i·ty n.
at·tain′a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.attainable - capable of being attained or accomplished; "choose an attainable goal"; "art is not something that is come-at-able by dint of study"
possible - capable of happening or existing; "a breakthrough may be possible next year"; "anything is possible"; "warned of possible consequences"

attainable

attainable

adjective
Capable of being obtained or used:
Idioms: on hand, to be had.
Translations
atteignable

attainable

[əˈteɪnəbl] ADJalcanzable

attainable

[əˈteɪnəbəl] adj (= achievable) [goal] → accessible

attainable

adjerreichbar, zu erreichen; knowledge, happiness, powerzu erlangen

attainable

[əˈteɪnəbl] adj (see vb) → realizzabile, raggiungibile
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No adequate expression of the beauty and profound pathos with which it impresses us is attainable.
For now, since by many prolonged, repeated experiences, I have perceived that in all cases man must eventually lower, or at least shift, his conceit of attainable felicity; not placing it anywhere in the intellect or the fancy; but in the wife, the heart, the bed, the table, the saddle, the fire-side, the country; now that I have perceived all this, I am ready to squeeze case eternally.
Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.
Which is to assert an always self-proven fact: that even the best governed and most free and most enlightened monarchy is still behind the best condition attainable by its people; and that the same is true of kindred governments of lower grades, all the way down to the lowest.
There were but few who could be so classed; and it was not all of them that were attainable.
In a building at the back, attainable by a courtyard where a plane-tree rustled its green leaves, church-organs claimed to be made, and silver to be chased, and likewise gold to be beaten by some mysterious giant who had a golden arm starting out of the wall of the front hall--as if he had beaten himself precious, and menaced a similar conversion of all visitors.
But the chief ground of my satisfaction with thus method, was the assurance I had of thereby exercising my reason in all matters, if not with absolute perfection, at least with the greatest attainable by me: besides, I was conscious that by its use my mind was becoming gradually habituated to clearer and more distinct conceptions of its objects; and I hoped also, from not having restricted this method to any particular matter, to apply it to the difficulties of the other sciences, with not less success than to those of algebra.
In the course of time and things, an equilibrium, as far as it is attainable in so complicated a subject, will be established everywhere.
Yet these poems are as perfect as possible in structure; each is, in the highest degree attainable, an imitation of a single action.
the Objective is only attainable through the Subjective
What seems to me the chief ingenuity in this whole business, is the fact (for repeated experiment has convinced me it is a fact) that the circular opening in question is visible from no other attainable point of view than that afforded by the narrow ledge upon the face of the rock.
Doolittle began to discover that neither architecture nor his law was quite suitable to the growing wealth and intelligence of the settlement; and after exacting the last cent that was attainable in his compromise, to use the language of the country he “pulled up stakes,” and proceeded farther west, scattering his professional science and legal learning through the land; vestiges of both of which are to be discovered there even to the present hour.