attainable

[ uh-tey-nuh-buh l ]
/ əˈteɪ nə bəl /

adjective

capable of being attained.

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Origin of attainable

First recorded in 1640–50; attain + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM attainable

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Example sentences from the Web for attainability

  • Control of the future is indeed precious in exact proportion to its difficulty, its moderate degree of attainability.

  • That bucket now—a sip from it would rehabilitate them, give them at least the semblance of attainability.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck