1 the act of achieving an aim; "the attainment of independence"
2 arrival at a new stage; "his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition"
3 an ability that has been acquired by training [syn: skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition]
That which is attained, or obtained by exertion; acquisition; acquirement
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