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Definition of "accomplishment" []

  • The act of accomplishing or the state of being accomplished; completion. (noun)
  • Something completed successfully; an achievement. (noun)
  • An acquired skill or expertise: a singer known for his accomplishment in vocal technique. (noun)
  • Social poise and grace. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accomplishment" in a sentence
  • "_accomplishment_, as a superficial and ornamental attainment, almost the only one I possess -- and formerly, if I had any vanity at all connected with any endowment or attainment of mine, it was with this, for I had observed that no accomplishment was so rare."
  • "This accomplishment is the result of the fruitful combination of the artist who creates the art, and the "amateur" who loves it: individuals, corporations, foundations, government work together to find audiences and the funds to give expression to our creative talent."
  • "While my outgivings have always been sincere, I feel only too often their inadequacy to express my ideals; thus what you speak of as accomplishment I fear is often but attempt."