an act of .
something ; a personal acquirement; achievement.
There are no scientific, medical, or technological barriers to its attainment.
Gordon Brown on Why Education Is Every Human’s Right Gordon Brown July 13, 2012
In its zeal for the attainment of its end, it is not delicate in the choice of means.
Many Thoughts of Many Minds Various
The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various
The desire not to be is the breaking of the great wheel of birth and re-birth, and the attainment of Nirvana.
Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
For the most part their attainment is hopeless and the results wretched.
Pax Vobiscum Henry Drummond
In every department of learning, a man, in order to attainment, must make up his mind to it.
Sermons Clement Bailhache
Other arts were employed by the despot for the attainment of his desires.
Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848 Various
And he was an intelligent young man at that, and a sculptor of attainment, too.
The Moonlit Way Robert W. Chambers
To the attainment of this higher knowledge the second education is directed.
The Republic Plato
The single object kept in view by the committee was the attainment of the proposed end in the speediest manner possible.
The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment
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.
- Attainment target
noun (Brit, education) a general defined level of ability that a pupil is expected to achieve in every subject at each key stage in the National Curriculum AT
Law. to condemn by a sentence or a bill or act of attainder. to disgrace. Archaic. to accuse. Obsolete. to prove the guilt of. Obsolete. a stain; disgrace; taint. Historical Examples Hereditaryship is, in this sense, as much an attaint upon principle, as an outrage upon society. The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II Thomas […]
Law. to condemn by a sentence or a bill or act of attainder. to disgrace. Archaic. to accuse. Obsolete. to prove the guilt of. Obsolete. a stain; disgrace; taint. Historical Examples Let him die for my father and not for his country; let his name be attainted and his memory blighted. The Cid Pierre Corneille […]