Achievement vs Requirement - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between achievement and requirement

is that achievement is the act of achieving or performing; a successful performance; accomplishment while requirement is a necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.

achievement

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of achieving or performing; a successful performance; accomplishment
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The original family who had begun to build a palace to rival Nonesuch had died out before they had put up little more than the gateway, so that the actual structure which had come down to posterity retained the secret magic of a promise rather than the overpowering splendour of a great architectural achievement .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author= , title=Well-connected Brains , volume=100, issue=2, page=171 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work. The achievement will transform neuroscience and serve as the starting point for asking questions we could not otherwise have answered, […].}}
  • A great or heroic deed or feat; something accomplished by valor or boldness
  • * [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)
  • (heraldry) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
  • (video games) An award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective in a video game.
  • requirement

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A necessity or prerequisite; something required or obligatory.
  • Something asked.
  • (engineering) A statement (in domain specific terms) which specifies a verifiable constraint on an implementation that it shall undeniably meet or (a)'' be deemed unacceptable, or ''(b)'' result in implementation failure, or ''(c) result in system failure.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often used with "requirement": stringent, complex, reasonable, mandatory, important, financial, medical, educational, physical, chemical * Verbs often used with "requirement": meet, comply with, satisfy, fulfill, impose, waive, abolish, drop, add, remove, fail to meet, ignore, understand, state, specify, increase, reduce, change, modify

    Synonyms

    * (prerequisite) condition, prerequisite, necessity

    Derived terms

    * functional requirement * requirements engineering * requirements analysis