[ UK /ɐtˈe‍ɪnmənt/ ]
[ US /əˈteɪnmənt/ ]
  1. arrival at a new stage
    his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition
  2. the act of achieving an aim
    the attainment of independence
  3. an ability that has been acquired by training
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How To Use attainment In A Sentence

  • Hence it became necessary to distinguish one from the other _by name_, and thus the notation from midnight gave rise, as I have remarked in one of my papers on Chaucer, to the English idiomatic phrase "of the clock;" or the reckoning of the clock, commencing at midnight, as distinguished from Roman equinoctial hours, commencing at six o'clock A.M. This was what Ben Jonson was meaning by attainment of majority at _six o'clock_, and not, as PROFESSOR DE M.RGAN supposes, "probably a certain sunrise. Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • It would emasculate the trial process, and undermine public confidence in the administration of criminal justice, if a standard of perfection were imposed that was incapable of attainment in practice.
  • While skill attainment is a valid goal, still anything that cannot go on forever will stop. Matthew Yglesias » Skill Stagnation
  • In earlier times the former had been underachieving educationally whereas the latter are now near the peak of their attainment level.
  • A personal philosophy is something which all people have nomatterwhat their background, class, or educational attainment.
  • Sociologists Claude Fischer and Greggor Mattson have argued that while much talk about America fragmenting is overblown, “gaps by social class and educational attainment are widening among Americans by almost any measure.” American Grace
  • That “never-happened” is a static phenomenon that starts to be the case on our mental continuum with the arising of the “present-happening of our attainment of arhatship” and then continues on our mental continuum, without changing or being affected by anything, forever. What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? ��� Part One: Temporally Related Phenomena
  • We can't exaggerate his scientific attainment.
  • Such advertisements linked everyday acts of consumption to the attainment of historic goals.
  • With the attainment of concrete operations, the ability to reason logically about and solve conservation problems emerges.
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