attainableness

attainable

[uh-tey-nuh-buhl]
adjective
capable of being attained.

Origin:
1640–50; attain + -able

attainability, attainableness, noun
nonattainability, noun
nonattainable, adjective
superattainable, adjective
superattainableness, noun
superattainably, adverb
unattainability, noun
unattainable, adjective
unattainableness, noun
unattainably, adverb
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attain (əˈteɪn)
 
vb (often foll by to)
1.  (tr) to achieve or accomplish (a task, goal, aim, etc)
2.  (tr) to reach or arrive at in space or time: to attain old age
3.  to arrive (at) with effort or exertion: to attain to glory
 
[C14: from Old French ateindre, from Latin attingere to reach, from tangere to touch]
 
at'tainable
 
adj
 
attaina'bility
 
n
 
at'tainableness
 
n

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attainable
1640s, from attain + -able.
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