[ uh-tey-nuh-buh l ]
/ əˈteɪ nə bəl /


capable of being attained.

Nearby words

  1. attack dog,
  2. attack rate,
  3. attacker,
  4. attagirl,
  5. attain,
  6. attainder,
  7. attainment,
  8. attainment target,
  9. attaint,
  10. attainture

Origin of attainable

First recorded in 1640–50; attain + -able

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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

Word Origin and History for attainability



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper