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accomplishments

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Accomplishment \Ac*com"plish*ment\ (-ment), noun [F. accomplissement, fr. accomplir.]

1. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.

2. That which completes, perfects, or equips thoroughly; acquirement; attainment; that which constitutes excellence of mind, or elegance of manners, acquired by education or training. "My new accomplishment of dancing." --Churchill. "Accomplishments befitting a station." --Thackeray.

Accomplishments have taken virtue's place, And wisdom falls before exterior grace. --Cowper.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

accomplishment

noun

1: the action of accomplishing something [syn: {accomplishment}, {achievement}]

2: an ability that has been acquired by training [syn: {skill}, {accomplishment}, {acquirement}, {acquisition}, {attainment}]


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