Attainment



an act of .
something ; a personal acquirement; achievement.
Contemporary Examples

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

Historical Examples

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

noun
an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment
n.

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.

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