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 +# The act of [[achieving]] or performing; an obtaining by exertion; [[successful]] performance; [[accomplishment]]; as, the '''achievement''' of his/her object.
 +# A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by [[valor]], [[boldness]], or [[praiseworthy]] exertion; a feat.
 +#: [The exploits] of the ancient saints ... do far surpass the most famous '''achievements''' of pagan heroes. - [[w:Isaac Barrow|Isaac Barrow]]
 +#: The highest '''achievements''' of the human intellect. - [[w:Thomas Babington Macaulay|Thomas Babington Macaulay]]
 +# An [[escutcheon]] or [[ensign]] [[armorial]]; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called [[hatchment]]. - Cussans
 +# An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective in an [[w:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]] [[video game]], adding to the player's [[gamerscore]].
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  1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his/her object.
  2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
    [The exploits] of the ancient saints ... do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes. - Isaac Barrow
    The highest achievements of the human intellect. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
  3. An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. - Cussans
  4. An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective in an Xbox 360 video game, adding to the player's gamerscore.




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