[uh-tey-nuh-buh l]

Origin of attainable

First recorded in 1640–50; attain + -able
Related formsat·tain·a·bil·i·ty, at·tain·a·ble·ness, nounnon·at·tain·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·at·tain·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·at·tain·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·at·tain·a·ble·ness, nounsu·per·at·tain·a·bly, adverbun·at·tain·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·at·tain·a·ble, adjectiveun·at·tain·a·ble·ness, nounun·at·tain·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for attainability

Historical Examples 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

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

Word Origin and History for attainability



1640s; see attain + -able. Related: Attainability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper