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English definition of “achievement”

achievement

noun [C]    /əˈtʃiv·mənt/
something that you did or got after planning and working to make it happen, and that therefore gives you a feeling of satisfaction, or the act of working to make this happen: [C] a scientific achievement [C] For an actor, winning an Oscar is one of the greatest achievements you can hope for.
(Definition of achievement noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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