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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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