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



    BrE BrE//əˈtʃiːvmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈtʃiːvmənt//
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  1. 1  [countable] a thing that somebody has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill the greatest scientific achievement of the decade It was a remarkable achievement for such a young player. They were proud of their children's achievements.
  2. 2  [uncountable] the act or process of achieving something the need to raise standards of achievement in education Even a small success gives you a sense of achievement (= a feeling of pride).
  3. 3[countable] a reward that you can earn in some video games by completing a challenge or level If you complete the game in less than twelve hours, you are awarded an achievement at the end. See related entries: Video games
  4. Extra examples Climbing the mountain gave him a tremendous sense of achievement. He believes European civilization was the high point of human achievement. He regarded that victory as the crowning achievement of his career. He won a lifetime achievement award for cinematography. It’s a monumental achievement for such a young athlete. Rutherford was knighted in recognition of his scientific achievements. She was given a prize for her achievements in textile design. Success should not be measured solely by educational achievement. The Olympics are all about celebrating sporting achievements. The moon landing of 1969 was seen as a high point of human achievement. This award honours/​honors the achievements of American women in medicine. This conference in itself constitutes a solid achievement. This was no mean achievement for the government. To be offered a place at such a good university is quite an achievement. To be offered this job is quite an achievement. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement. amazing achievement test scores an impressive record of achievement low reading achievement in children standards by which to measure human achievement the achievement gap between white and minority schoolchildren two years of consistently high achievement Even a small success gives you a sense of achievement. They were proud of their children’s achievements. This is probably his greatest scientific achievement. This production is the supreme achievement of Opera North’s first decade. standards of achievement in education
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