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1. Having a favorable outcome: a successful heart transplant.
2. Having obtained something desired or intended: was successful in stopping the leak of oil.
3. Having achieved wealth or eminence: a successful architect.

suc·cess′ful·ly adv.
suc·cess′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.successfulness - the condition of prospering; having good fortune
eudaemonia, eudaimonia, upbeat, wellbeing, well-being, welfare - a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
strength - the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks"
success - a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
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The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted:
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He praised the visionary leadership of Jam Kamal and said through the administrative and financial reforms of Jam Kamal, the provincial government has gained successfulness in removing the corruption stains from the face of province.
La conscience de cette defaillance des methodes quantitativistes a refleter fidelement les vrais facteurs de performance a fait que de nombreuses alternatives ont ete proposees ces dernieres annees, que ce soit au niveau de l'entreprise : Balanced Scorecard, Net Promoter Score (NPS), Net Successfulness Score (NSS), IpOp, IDeO, SynOpp, etc., ou a celui des pays : indicateurs de developpement humain (IDH), bonheur national brut (BNB), etc.
All of the students who advanced are excited to travel to compete and hopefully continue the successfulness of the team at the national conference.
In terms of both the successfulness of its air force's reply and the diplomatic advantage taken from it Pakistan fared much better by taking out an Indian MiG-21 in a dogfight, capturing the pilot and releasing him three days later as a 'goodwill gesture'.
The successfulness of the chemical modification was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), elemental analysis (EA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Fatima Al Kaabi also from the first constituency in Muharraq governorate praised the good organisation of the polls process and its smooth flow thanks to the cooperation on the part of the citizens culminating in the successfulness of the elections in the interest of the homeland and citizens.
Not only should you examine your budget, but carefully consider the intended audience, your team's willingness to support ideas and the successfulness of previous marketing efforts, too.
quantitatively and qualitatively measuring the successfulness of the
Mean birth weight of infants delivered was 2.3 kg in Group A with Apgar scores of > 9 at birth and Mean birth weight of infants delivered was 2.2 kg in Group B with Apgar scores of > 7 at birth, which signify successfulness of Nifedipine to arrest preterm labour is much more than Isoxsuprine in respect of term delivery and better foetal outcome, which is almost similar to those reported by Kedar et al (88% Nifedipine group and 76% in Isoxsuprine group)[7] and according to RCOG recommendations.
"Analysis of participant interviews indicated that seven of eight regarded their music performance experiences as important contributors to their high efficacy expectations both in and out of music as well as their overall feelings of successfulness. Results of The General Self-Efficacy Scale confirmed this analysis in higher than average scores in seven of eight participants.
Entries were judged on the successfulness of the redesign, visual appeal, design functionality and appropriateness for the price segment.) Gold: Hedgeline Vineyards, entered by WX Brands, Novato, Calif.

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