Definition of accomplishment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈkʌmplɪʃmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmplɪʃmənt//
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  1. 1[countable] an impressive thing that is done or achieved after a lot of work synonym achievement It was one of the President's greatest accomplishments. The series of paintings is quite an accomplishment.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a skill or special ability Drawing and singing were among her many accomplishments. a poet of rare accomplishment
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) the successful completing of something Money will be crucial to the accomplishment of our objectives.
  4. Extra examples Her technical accomplishment on the piano is startling. If this works, it will be a major accomplishment. It is a great accomplishment in singing to take the melodic line up to a position of energy and hold it there. It would be quite an accomplishment if we could get this finished in time. The award recognizes extraordinary accomplishment in the field of medicine. There is a real sense of accomplishment when everything goes right. a work of real accomplishment He was described as ‘a poet of rare accomplishment’. It was one of the President’s greatest accomplishments. The administration’s success in cutting the budget was an impressive accomplishment. the technical accomplishments of modern medicine
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: accomplishment