- Achievement A*chieve"ment (-ment), n. [Cf. F. ach[`e]vement,
1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by
exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the
achievement of his object.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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