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at·tain·ment

 (ə-tān′mənt)
n.
1. The act of attaining or the condition of being attained.
2. Something, such as an accomplishment or achievement, that is attained.

attainment

(əˈteɪnmənt)
n
an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment

at•tain•ment

(əˈteɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act of attaining.
2. something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attainment - the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence"
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
record - an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
course credit, credit - recognition by a college or university that a course of studies has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester hours
rise to power, accession - the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne); "Elizabeth's accession in 1558"
2.attainment - arrival at a new stage; "his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition"
arrival, reaching - accomplishment of an objective
3.attainment - an ability that has been acquired by trainingattainment - an ability that has been acquired by training
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship - skill in handling and riding horses
literacy - the ability to read and write
marksmanship - skill in shooting
mastership - the skill of a master
mixology - skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy - skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship - skill as an oarsman
salesmanship - skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy; "he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"
seamanship - skill in sailing
showmanship - the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership - skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship - skill in fencing

attainment

attainment

noun
Something completed or attained successfully:
Translations

attainment

[əˈteɪnmənt]
A. N
1. (= achieving) [of knowledge] → logro m; [of happiness] → logro m, conquista f; [of independence, freedom] → conquista f, consecución f; [of goal, aim] → logro m, consecución f
difficult of attainmentde difícil consecución, de difícil realización
2. (= accomplishment) → logro m
3. attainments (= skill) → talento msing (in para) (= knowledge) → conocimientos mpl (in de)
B. CPD attainment target N (Brit) (Scol) → nivel m básico estipulado

attainment

[əˈteɪnmənt] n
(= achievement) [aim] → réalisation f, obtention f
(= skill) → connaissance f; [school pupil] → résultat m

attainment

n
(= act of attaining)Erreichung f, → Erreichen nt; (of knowledge, happiness, prosperity, power)Erlangen nt; difficult/easy etc of attainment (form)schwierig/leicht zu erreichen or erlangen
(usu pl: = accomplishment) → Fertigkeit f; a low/high standard of attainmentein niedriger/hoher Leistungsstandard

attainment

[əˈteɪnmənt] (frm) n (of ambition) → realizzazione f; (of position, happiness) → raggiungimento; (achievement) → risultato ottenuto
attainments (accomplishments) → cognizioni fpl (acquisite)
linguistic attainments → abilità fpl linguistiche
References in classic literature ?
The fact was, that Tom's home-yearnings had become so strong that he had begged a sheet of writing-paper of Eva, and, mustering up all his small stock of literary attainment acquired by Mas'r George's instructions, he conceived the bold idea of writing a letter; and he was busy now, on his slate, getting out his first draft.
His chest heaved once, as if his large heart, weary of despotic constriction, had expanded, despite the will, and made a vigorous bound for the attainment of liberty.
The means of effecting this new object were, to all appearance, far less easy of attainment than the means of effecting the object which Mrs.
Such is not the recompense which Providence has deemed worthy of suffering merit, and it is a dangerous and fatal doctrine to teach young persons, the most common readers of romance, that rectitude of conduct and of principle are either naturally allied with, or adequately rewarded by, the gratification of our passions, or attainment of our wishes.
Then, since I am introducing no new usage or practice, I may as well avail myself of the honour that chance offers me, for even though his inclination for me should not outlast the attainment of his wishes, I shall be, after all, his wife before God.
THE UTILITY OF THE UNION TO YOUR POLITICAL PROSPERITY THE INSUFFICIENCY OF THE PRESENT CONFEDERATION TO PRESERVE THAT UNION THE NECESSITY OF A GOVERNMENT AT LEAST EQUALLY ENERGETIC WITH THE ONE PROPOSED, TO THE ATTAINMENT OF THIS OBJECT THE CONFORMITY OF THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION TO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT ITS ANALOGY TO YOUR OWN STATE CONSTITUTION and lastly, THE ADDITIONAL SECURITY WHICH ITS ADOPTION WILL AFFORD TO THE PRESERVATION OF THAT SPECIES OF GOVERNMENT, TO LIBERTY, AND TO PROPERTY.
It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object.
German Socialism forgot, in the nick of time, that the French criticism, whose silly echo it was, presupposed the existence of modern bourgeois society, with its corresponding economic conditions of existence, and the political constitution adapted thereto, the very things whose attainment was the object of the pending struggle in Germany.
He took long chances often in his after life; but only when the taking of chances might further the attainment of some cherished end--and, always thereafter, he practiced pole-vaulting.
D'Artagnan bowed without replying, feeling his desire to don the Musketeer's uniform vastly increased by the great difficulties which preceded the attainment of it.
For a free mountaineer to pause at a paltry consideration of dollars and cents, in the attainment of any object that might strike his fancy, would stamp him with the mark of the beast in the estimation of his comrades.
The fashions of the day were rapidly running into the attainment of accomplishments among the young of her own sex, and the piano forte was already sending forth its sonorous harmony from one end of the Union to the other, while the glittering usefulness of the tambour-frame was discarded for the pallet and brush.