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1.Achievement of an action within a specified period of time or within a specified parameter. Success can also mean completing an objective or reaching a goal. Success can be expanded to encompass an entire project or be restricted to a single component of a project or task. It can be achieved within the workplace, or in an individual's personal life. For example, if an individual's personal goal is to be accepted in a new career, success would occur after the individual has been officially accepted into his or her new place of employment.
2.Colloquial term used to describe a person that has achieved his or her personal, financial or career goals. It could also be used to describe an individual that has more objects (money or any other desirable item) relative to another individual. For example, a professional athlete can be called "a success."

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  • The fundraising complain was a huge success, having exceeding its original goal by over 30% in just the first five days.

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  • When Adam told me how well his presentation was perceived at the meeting, I told him that he should be extremely proud of his success.

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  • If you go to school and study a well-paying career, there is a high probability that you will have much success in your life.

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