attainment

[uh-teyn-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act of attaining.
2.
something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English attenement. See attain, -ment

nonattainment, noun, adjective
reattainment, noun


2. accomplishment.
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attainment (əˈteɪnmənt)
 
n
an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment

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attainment
late 14c., "encroachment" (a sense now obsolete), from O.Fr. ataignement (Mod.Fr. atteignement), from ataindre; see attain. Meaning "action of attaining" is from 1540s; sense of "that which is attained, personal accomplishment" dates from c.1680.
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Example sentences
The exact gauge of a nation's literary attainment has not been determined.
Gaps in degree attainment have plenty of other sources.
It provides new evidence of the link between educational attainment and
  prosperity.
For logistics gurus, this universal visibility is the highest attainment.
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