something accomplished, especially by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed: his remarkable achievements in art.
act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment: the achievement of one's object.
Heraldry. the full display of the armorial bearings of an individual or corporation.

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French achevement conclusion. See achieve, -ment

superachievement, noun

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. Unabridged
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achievement (əˈtʃiːvmənt)
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 & History

late 15c., "act of completing something," from Fr. achèvement "a finishing," noun of action from achever (see achieve). Meaning "thing achieved" is recorded from 1590s.
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Example sentences
The country's achievements in education have other nations doing their homework.
My father didn't boast about his achievements, and he didn't want to be seen as
But while his achievements are invaluable as those of a reformer, his work is
  not intrinsically great.
Their half-concealed achievements were at last embodied in his own pages.
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