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attainment

[ uh-teyn-muhnt ]
/ əˈteɪn mənt /
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noun

an act of attaining.
something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement.

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Origin of attainment

First recorded in 1350–1400, attainment is from the Middle English word attenement.See attain, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM attainment

non·at·tain·ment, noun, adjectivere·at·tain·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for attainment

attainment
/ (əˈteɪnmənt) /

noun

an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment
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