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Dictionary Definition

accomplishment

Noun

1 the action of accomplishing something [syn: achievement]
2 an ability that has been acquired by training [syn: skill, acquirement, acquisition, attainment]

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English

Etymology

French accomplissement, from accomplir

Pronunciation

  • RP: /əˈkɒmplɪʃmənt/

Noun

  1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
  2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training.
    • My new accomplishment of dancing. - Churchill
    • Accomplishments befitting a station. - Thackeray
    • Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, / And wisdom falls before exterior grace. - Cowper

Translations

the act of accomplishing
that which completes

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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