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attainment

[uh-teyn-muh nt] /əˈteɪn mənt/
noun
1.
an act of attaining.
2.
something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement.
Origin of attainment
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English attenement. See attain, -ment
Related forms
nonattainment, noun, adjective
reattainment, noun
Synonyms
2. accomplishment.
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attainment

/əˈteɪnmənt/
noun
1.
an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment
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Word Origin and History for attainment
n.

late 14c., "encroachment" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French ataignement (Modern French atteignement), from ataindre; see attain. Meaning "action of attaining" is from 1540s; sense of "that which is attained, personal accomplishment" dates from 1670s.

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