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attainment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attainment  \At*tain"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  attaining;  the  act  of  arriving  at  or  reaching; 
  hence  the  act  of  obtaining  by  efforts. 
 
  The  attainment  of  every  desired  object.  --Sir  W. 
  Jones. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  attained  to  or  obtained  by  exertion; 
  acquirement;  acquisition;  (pl.),  mental  acquirements; 
  knowledge;  as  literary  and  scientific  attainments. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attainment 
  n  1:  the  act  of  achieving  an  aim  "the  attainment  of 
  independence" 
  2:  arrival  at  a  new  stage;  "his  attainment  of  puberty  was 
  delayed  by  malnutrition" 
  3:  an  ability  that  has  been  acquired  by  training  [syn:  {skill}, 
  {accomplishment},  {acquirement},  {acquisition}] 




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