Attainment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈteɪnmənt|  American pronunciation of the word attainment
Brit.  |əˈteɪnm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word attainment

noun

- the act of achieving an aim

the attainment of independence

- arrival at a new stage

his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition

- an ability that has been acquired by training (syn: accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, skill)

Examples

She values educational attainment above all else.

Her scientific attainments have made her quite well-known in the field of biology.

a low level of educational attainment

a society remarkable for its cultural attainments

The region has higher educational attainment than the nation as a whole.

his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition

This scholarship is given for promise, rather than for attainment.

Word forms

noun
singular: attainment
plural: attainments
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