What does the word attainment mean?

Usage examples for attainment

  1. 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 by George Bernard Shaw
  2. 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 by Norman Macleod