Part of speech: noun

The act of attaining; an acquisition; achievement.

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Usage examples "attainment":

  1. In fact while many of the subjects require beautiful expression, they are also more properly used when offered as inspiring ideals; and to assume them to be of common attainment or experience is to degrade them from their supreme sanctity. - "A Practical Discourse on Some Principles of Hymn-Singing", Robert Bridges.
  2. No knowledge is finally impossible of human attainment; for even though it may be beyond our present capacity, the needed capacity is not unattainable. - "The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors", George Bernard Shaw.
  3. It is not, for example, the attainment of good habits nor even the doing of good works, though it leads to and must end in this, if genuine. - "Parish Papers", Norman Macleod.