Definition of "attainment" [at•tain•ment]

  • The act of attaining or the condition of being attained. (noun)
  • Something, such as an accomplishment or achievement, that is attained. (noun)

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Use "attainment" in a sentence
  • "In a special essay on Hispanics, the report notes that Hispanic immigrant adults 'degree attainment is 14 percent, compared with U. S.-born Hispanics at 25 percent."
  • "How a child is raised between 1-16 (education, parental support, etc …) plays a much bigger role in attainment and income than anything between 16-39. jmo says:"
  • "You put those things together, and it seems like what the statute wants the EPA to do is set a NAAQS for GHGs near zero, require all areas to be in attainment for that level of emissions, which would then require a finding that all areas are out of attainment, which would require a suspension of any EPA permit that would increase emissions, and SIPs for states to achieve impossible levels."