Origin of attainment
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Examples from the Web for attainment
There are no scientific, medical, or technological barriers to its attainment.Gordon Brown on Why Education Is Every Human’s Right
July 14, 2012
The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.
What a noble end and aim it was to contemplate in the attainment truly!Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
For the most part their attainment is hopeless and the results wretched.Pax Vobiscum
Other arts were employed by the despot for the attainment of his desires.
To the attainment of this higher knowledge the second education is directed.The Republic
- an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment
Word Origin and History for attainment
late 14c., "encroachment" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French ataignement (Modern French atteignement), from ataindre; see attain. Meaning "action of attaining" is from 1540s; sense of "that which is attained, personal accomplishment" dates from 1670s.