[ uh-kom-plish-muhnt ]
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  1. an act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment: the accomplishment of our desires.

  2. something done admirably or creditably: Space exploration is a major accomplishment of science.

  1. anything accomplished; deed; achievement: a career measured in a series of small accomplishments.

  2. Often accomplishments.

    • a grace, skill, or knowledge expected in polite society.

    • any acquired ability or knowledge.

Origin of accomplishment

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English; accomplish + -ment; compare French accomplissement

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  • pre·ac·com·plish·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for accomplishment


/ (əˈkɒmplɪʃmənt, əˈkʌm-) /

  1. the act of carrying out or achieving

  2. something achieved or successfully completed

  1. (often plural) skill or talent

  2. (often plural) social grace, style, and poise

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