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"achievement" in British English

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achievementnoun [C or U]

uk   /əˈtʃiːv.mənt/  us   /əˈtʃiːv.mənt/
B1 something very good and ​difficult that you have ​succeeded in doing: An ​Olympicsilvermedal is a ​remarkable achievement for one so ​young. The Tale of Genji has been ​described as the ​greatest achievement of ​Japaneseliterature. It gives you a sense of achievement if you ​actually make it to the end of a very ​longbook.

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(Definition of achievement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"achievement" in American English

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achievementnoun [C]

 us   /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.
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"achievement" in Business English

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achievementnoun

uk   us   /əˈtʃiːvmənt/
[C] something that a ​person, ​company, etc. has done or ​finished successfully: Look at your achievements and your ​value in ​monetaryterms.
[U] the ​act of ​achieving something or of ​achieving things generally: The company's ​name is synonymous with ​outstanding achievement.
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(Definition of achievement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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