overachievement
noun see overachiever

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  • Overachievement — Overachievement,   erwartungswidrig gutes Abschneiden in einem bestimmten Leistungsbereich. Als Overachievers werden beispielsweise solche Schüler bezeichnet, die im Verhältnis zu ihrer mit einem Intelligenztest festgestellten Intelligenz… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Overachievement — Overachievers are students who attain higher standards than the teacher expects. Overachievers are individuals who perform better or achieve more success than expected. [1]The implicit presumption is that the overachiever is achieving superior… …   Wikipedia

  • overachievement — overachieve UK US /ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv/ verb [I] ► to do more than is expected or be more successful than others: »Some of our programs will overachieve; some may fall short. »He is a graduate of a prestigious university, who likes to overachieve. →… …   Financial and business terms

  • overachievement — overachieve ► VERB ▪ do better than expected. DERIVATIVES overachievement noun overachiever noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overachievement — See overachieve. * * * …   Universalium

  • overachievement — noun A greater than anticipated achievement …   Wiktionary

  • Overachievement — Over|achieve|ment* [ ouvərə tʃi:v...] das; s <zu engl. to overachieve »einen Leistungsüberschuss haben«, dies zu over »darüber hinaus, über , Über « u. to achieve »erreichen, erlangen«; vgl. ↑...ment> wider Erwarten gutes Abschneiden in… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • overachievement — over·achievement …   English syllables

  • overachievement — noun better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests) (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑underachievement • Derivationally related forms: ↑overachieve • Hypernyms: ↑performance * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • overachieve — overachievement, n. overachiever, n. /oh veuhr euh cheev /, v.i., overachieved, overachieving. 1. to perform, esp. academically, above the potential indicated by tests of one s mental ability or aptitude. 2. to perform better or achieve more than …   Universalium

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