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achievement

[uh-cheev-muh nt] /əˈtʃiv mənt/
noun
1.
something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed:
his remarkable achievements in art.
2.
act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment:
the achievement of one's object.
3.
Heraldry. the full display of the armorial bearings of an individual or corporation.
Origin of achievement
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French achevement conclusion. See achieve, -ment
Related forms
superachievement, noun
Synonyms
1. Achievement, exploit, feat are terms for a noteworthy act. Achievement connotes final accomplishment of something noteworthy, after much effort and often in spite of obstacles and discouragements: a scientific achievement. Exploit connotes boldness, bravery, and usually ingenuity: the famous exploit of an aviator. Feat connotes the performance of something difficult, generally demanding skill and strength: a feat of horsemanship. 2. fulfillment, realization.
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achievement

/əˈtʃiːvmənt/
noun
1.
something that has been accomplished, esp by hard work, ability, or heroism
2.
successful completion; accomplishment
3.
(heraldry) a less common word for hatchment
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Word Origin and History for achievement
n.

late 15c., "act of completing" (something), from Middle French achèvement "a finishing," noun of action from Old French achever (see achieve). Meaning "thing achieved" is recorded from 1590s.

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