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accomplishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accomplishment  \Ac*com"plish*ment\  (-ment),  n.  [F. 
  accomplissement  fr  accomplir.] 
  1.  The  act  of  accomplishing;  entire  performance;  completion; 
  fulfillment;  as  the  accomplishment  of  an  enterprise,  of  a 
  prophecy,  etc 
 
  2.  That  which  completes,  perfects,  or  equips  thoroughly; 
  acquirement;  attainment;  that  which  constitutes  excellence 
  of  mind,  or  elegance  of  manners,  acquired  by  education  or 
  training.  ``My  new  accomplishment  of  dancing.'' 
  --Churchill.  ``Accomplishments  befitting  a  station.'' 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  Accomplishments  have  taken  virtue's  place  And 
  wisdom  falls  before  exterior  grace.  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accomplishment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  accomplishing  something  [syn:  {achievement}] 
  2:  an  ability  that  has  been  acquired  by  training  [syn:  {skill}, 
  {acquirement},  {acquisition},  {attainment}] 




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