achievement

  • 1 Achievement — refers to an accomplishment. Specifically, it may refer to: * in heraldry: ** Achievement of Arms, a coat of arms ** Hatchment, a funeral shield specifically * Achievement test for student assessment * Achievement as the primary motivation of… …

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  • 2 Achievement — A*chieve ment ( ment), n. [Cf. F. ach[ e]vement, E. {Hatchment}.] 1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object. [1913 Webster] 2. A great or heroic… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 achievement — UK US /əˈtʃiːvmənt/ noun ► [C] something that a person, company, etc. has done or finished successfully: »Look at your achievements and your value in monetary terms. ► [U] the act of achieving something or of achieving things generally: »The… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 achievement — index act (undertaking), action (performance), boom (prosperity), commission (act), development …

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  • 5 achievement — (n.) late 15c., act of completing something, from M.Fr. achèvement a finishing, noun of action from O.Fr. achever (see ACHIEVE (Cf. achieve)). Meaning thing achieved is recorded from 1590s …

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  • 6 achievement — *feat, exploit Analogous words: deed, act, *action: *victory, conquest, triumph: consummation, accomplishment (see corresponding adjectives at CONSUMMATE) Antonyms: failure Contrasted words: negligence, *neglect: omission, slighting (see corres …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 achievement — [n] something completed successfully; goal reached accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, act, actualization, attainment, completion, conquest, consummation, contrivance, creation, deed, effectuation, effort, enactment, encompassment,… …

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  • 8 achievement — ► NOUN 1) a thing that is achieved. 2) the process or fact of achieving …

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  • 9 achievement — [ə chēv′mənt] n. 1. the act of achieving 2. a thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat 3. COAT OF ARMS …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 achievement — noun 1 thing done successfully ADJECTIVE ▪ amazing, considerable (esp. BrE), extraordinary, fine, great, important, impressive, major, monumental, no me …

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  • 11 achievement — noun 1 (C) something important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts: Winning three gold medals is a remarkable achievement. | no mean achievement/quite an achievement (=a very impressive achievement) 2 (U) the act of achieving something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 achievement */*/*/ — UK [əˈtʃiːvmənt] / US [əˈtʃɪvmənt] noun Word forms achievement : singular achievement plural achievements [countable] a particular thing that you have achieved his many achievements a remarkable achievement a) [uncountable] the fact of achieving… …

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  • 13 achievement — a|chieve|ment W2S3 [əˈtʃi:vmənt] n 1.) something important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts achievement of ▪ We try to celebrate the achievements of our students. ▪ His great achievement is to make all the players into a united team …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 achievement — a|chieve|ment [ ə tʃivmənt ] noun *** count a particular thing that you have achieved: his many achievements a remarkable achievement a. uncount the fact of achieving something: achievement of: They are having a party to celebrate the achievement …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 achievement — /euh cheev meuhnt/, n. 1. something accomplished, esp. by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc.; a great or heroic deed: his remarkable achievements in art. 2. act of achieving; attainment or accomplishment: the achievement of one …

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  • 16 achievement — n. 1) a brilliant, crowning, dazzling, epic, glorious, great, lasting, magnificent, major, memorable, monumental, notable, outstanding, phenomenal, remarkable, signal, superb, wonderful achievement 2) an achievement in (outstanding achievements… …

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  • 17 achievement — The successful accomplishment of, or performance in, a socially defined task or goal. Talcott Parsons (in Social Theory and Modern Society, 1967) suggests that modern societies use indices of achievement examination credentials or performance in… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 18 achievement — [[t]ətʃi͟ːvmənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ achievements 1) N COUNT An achievement is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort. It was a great achievement that a month later a global agreement was reached... The Conference… …

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  • 19 achievement — Hatchment Hatch ment ( ment), n. [Corrupt. fr. achievement.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Her.) A sort of panel, upon which the arms of a deceased person are temporarily displayed, usually on the walls of his dwelling. It is lozenge shaped or square, but… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 achievement — noun 1) the achievement of a high rate of economic growth Syn: attainment, realization, accomplishment, fulfillment, implementation, execution, performance; conclusion, completion, close, consummation 2) they felt justifiably proud of their… …

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