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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-teyn-muh nt]
    • /əˈteɪn mənt/
    • /əˈteɪn.mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-teyn-muh nt]
    • /əˈteɪn mənt/

Definitions of attainment word

  • uncountable noun attainment The attainment of an aim is the achieving of it. 3
  • countable noun attainment An attainment is a skill you have learned or something you have achieved. 3
  • noun attainment an achievement or the act of achieving; accomplishment 3
  • noun attainment an attaining or being attained 3
  • noun attainment anything attained, as an acquired skill; accomplishment 3
  • noun attainment an act of attaining. 1

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Origin of attainment

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, attainment is from the Middle English word attenement. See attain, -ment

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Parts of speech for Attainment


attainment popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

attainment usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for attainment

noun attainment

  • fulfillment — the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  • realization — the making or being made real of something imagined, planned, etc.
  • arrival — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, you can refer to their arrival.
  • completion — the act of completing, or finishing
  • acquirement — an acquiring or being acquired

Antonyms for attainment

noun attainment

  • forfeit — a fine; penalty.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.
  • miss — to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.
  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
  • failure — an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure.

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