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Definition of the noun accomplishment

What does accomplishment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accomplishments

  1. the action of accomplishing something
  2. an ability that has been acquired by training

Alternative definition of the noun accomplishment


  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.

Specialised definition of the noun accomplishment

Glossary of sports

something achieved, usually something impressive or aimed for (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accomplishment

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Google previewShelter by the Sea (2014)

by Guy Bental

The accomplishment is what's important. A good accomplishment means that you return home on a chair and not in a coffin. The crew that managed to reach Eilat did so only because they ...

Google previewA Field Guide to the Familiar (1984)

Learning to Observe the Natural World by Gale Lawrence, Adelaide Tyrol

The second pigeon accomplishment is the production of pigeon's milk. Surprisingly, this milk is produced by both males and females, and equally surprisingly, it is very much like mammalian milk, having almost the same composition as a ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2010)

by Keith Allan

In the first group, the base is a state predicate, either a verb or an adjective, and to this base a morpheme is added that indicates BECOME or INGR, deriving an accomplishment or achievement. Then, to this derived form is added a causative ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

ACCOMPLISHMENT, the entire execution or fulfilling of any thing. Accomplishment is principally used in speaking of events foretold by the Jewish prophets in the Old Testament, and fulfilled under the New. We say a literal accomplishment, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Accomplishment, irt theology, is principally used in speaking of event3 foretold by the Jewish prophets in the Old Testament* and fulfilled under the New. We fay a literal accomplishment, a mystical or spiritual accomplishment, a single ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

Individuals experiencing depersonalization start to see and treat people as objects, and individuals experiencing a diminished sense of personal accomplishment ...


<ACCOMPLISHMENT>Created TeX</ACCOMPLISHMENT> </RECRUIT> </ RECRUITLIST> If we run this document through an XML-validating parser, we can verify that it is a valid XML document. A valid XML document must contain a ...

Google previewA dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms'. [With] A handy book of common English synonyms [and] A handy classical dictionary. [3 pt. Issued together in a publisher's casing with the general title Handbook for writers and readers]. (1880)

Achievement, feat, exploit, accomplishment, attainment, performance, acquirement, gain. Acknowledge, admit, confess, own, avow, grant, recognise, allow, concede. Acquaint, inform, enlighten, apprise, makeaware, make known, notify, ...

Google previewThe Generative Lexicon (1998)

by James Pustejovsky

An achievement is an event that results in a change of state, just as an accomplishment does, but where the change is thought of as occurring instantaneously. For example, in sentences (30a), (30b), and (30c) the change is not a gradual one, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.

In the case of athlete burnout, the symptoms are most logically grouped by the key characteristics— emotional and physical exhaustion, sport devaluation, or reduced accomplishment. Large variations in athletes' stress perceptions and ...

Google previewScalar Verb Classes : Scalarity, Thematic Roles, and Arguments in the Estonian Aspectual Lexicon (2011)

Accomplishment verbs: total objects There are various definitions of accomplishment verbs. They are described with the features + durative, + dynamic, + endpoint as in (1) in several sources. (1) accomplishments + durative + dynamic + ...

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Accomplishment Meaning

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Quotes about accomplishment

Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort. (Herman Melville)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1M3P3L1I1S1H4M3E1N1T1

The value of this 14-letter word is 27 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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