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v. at·tained, at·tain·ing, at·tains
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.
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.
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Noun1.attainability - the state of being achievableattainability - the state of being achievable  
possibleness, possibility - capability of existing or happening or being true; "there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired"
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Despite ratcheting up sanctions which have decimated Iranian exports, the rial's value, and the attainability of medical resources, this administration has, on numerous occasions, attempted to engage the Iranians through diplomatic channels in the face of public and private pressure not to do so.