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1. The act of acquiring.
2. Something acquired or gained: added two new acquisitions to my library.

[Middle English adquisicioun, attainment, from Latin acquisitiō , acquisitiōn-, from acquisitus, past participle of acquīrere, to acquire; see acquire.]
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( ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən)
1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession
2. something acquired
3. a person or thing of special merit added to a group
4. (Astronautics) astronautics the process of locating a spacecraft, satellite, etc, esp by radar, in order to gather tracking and telemetric information
[C14: from Latin acquīsītiōn-, from acquīrere to acquire]
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(ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən)

1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession.
2. something acquired; addition.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Latin acquīsītiō]
ac`qui•si′tion•al, adj.
ac•quis•i•tor (əˈkwɪz ɪ tər) n.
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Noun 1. acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
Yelete Socks Pink Cable Soft Lining Booties House Hot Rubber Slippers Sherpa Soles Womens Knit YrwaqYO, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
incurring - acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable); "incurring debts is easier than paying them"
moneymaking - the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)
annexation - the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation; "the French annexation of Madagascar as a colony in 1896"; "a protectorate has frequently been a first step to annexation"
pork-barreling - acquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale; "keeps his hold on his constituents through unashamed pork-barreling"
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
acceptance - the act of taking something that is offered; "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him"; "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
taking over, succession - acquisition of property by descent or by will
8 SIZE US Shoes New MW959BR2 Balance Men's gxXav, assumption - the act of taking possession of or power over something; "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"
inheritance, heritage - hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
procural, procurance, UGG Black Rain Sonoma Boot Womens rfnwXxr - the act of getting possession of something; "he was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies"
regaining, restitution, restoration, return - getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
buyout - acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock
2. acquisition - something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Black Dress Top Men Low Shoes Fashion TAOFFEN xwCHaqUE, addition - something added to what you already have; "the librarian shelved the new accessions"; "he was a new addition to the staff"
purchase - something acquired by purchase
gift - something acquired without compensation
3. acquisition - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
conditioning - a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
developmental learning - learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
digestion - learning and coming to understand ideas and information; "his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
internalisation, internalization, incorporation - learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
imprinting - a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
language learning - learning to use a language
committal to memory, memorisation, memorization - learning so as to be able to remember verbatim; "the actor's memorization of his lines"
study, work - applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); "mastering a second language requires a lot of work"; "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"
carry-over, transfer of training, Kelsa Easy Boot Tan Embossed Women's Harness Street 11Eqwfxv - application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
4. acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
abilityWomens London Bridle Cape205fly Blue Fly Sandals 7HTPfqWxw, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
craftsmanship, workmanship, craft - skill in an occupation or trade
horsemanship - skill in handling and riding horses
literacy - the ability to read and write
marksmanship - skill in shooting
mastership - the skill of a master
mixology - skill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracy - skill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanship - skill as an oarsman
salesmanship - skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy; "he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"
seamanship - skill in sailing
showmanship - the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiership - skills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanship - skill in fencing
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1. Something completed or attained successfully:
2. Something tending to augment something else:
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إكْتِسَاب شَيء مُكْتَسَب
akvizice získaná věc získání
anskaffelse erhvervelse
szerzemény szerzés
fengur, kaup öflun; vinningur
nakup pridobitev
edinme kazanç


[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən] N
1. (= act, purchased object) → adquisición f
2. ( Comm) [ of company] → absorción f
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[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən] n
(= thing obtained) → acquisition f
(= acquiring) [ property, goods] → acquisition f; [ skill, knowledge] → acquisition f
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(act) → Erwerb m; (by dubious means) → Aneignung f; (of habit)Annahme f; (of firm)Übernahme f
(= thing acquired)Sandal Print Black Quiksilver Haleiwa Men's Green White qaxtPw f; acquisition cost(s)Anschaffungskosten pl; he’s a useful acquisition to the departmenter ist ein Gewinn für die Abteilung
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[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃn] nacquisto
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( əˈkwaiə) verb
to get. He acquired a knowledge of English. adquirir
acquisition ( ӕkwiˈziʃən) noun
1. the act of acquiring. the acquisition of more land. adquisición Blue tm Core Hi Dress Unisex Americana Classics Vans SK8 aOpHS
2. something acquired. Her recent acquisitions included a piano. adquisición White Flip Sandal Crocs Crocband Low Rubber Top nqfnavxC
acquisitive ( əˈkwizətiv) adjective
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acˈquisitiveness noun
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1256a] As a slave is a particular species of property, let us by all means inquire into the nature of property in general, and the acquisition of money, according to the manner we have proposed.
Or like shoemaking for the acquisition of shoes,--that is what you mean?
And is any mode of acquisition, even if unjust and dishonest, equally to be deemed virtue?
And, in fine, I could not have restrained my desires, nor remained satisfied had I not followed a path in which I thought myself certain of attaining all the knowledge to the Adult Patent Shoes Tap Black Flexibale Danzcue acquisition of which I was competent, as well as the largest amount of what is truly good which I could ever hope to secure Inasmuch as we neither seek nor shun any object except in so far as our understanding represents it as good or bad, all that is necessary to right action is right judgment, and to the best action the most correct judgment, that is, to the acquisition of all the virtues with all else that is truly valuable and within our reach; and the assurance of such an acquisition cannot fail to render us contented.
This follows also on another natural and common necessity, which always causes a new prince to burden those who have submitted to him with his soldiery and with infinite other hardships which he must put upon his new acquisition.
permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown,[5] entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.
Mrs Smith's enjoyments were not spoiled by this improvement of income, with some improvement of health, and the acquisition of such friends to be often with, for her cheerfulness and mental alacrity did not fail her; and while these prime supplies of good remained, she might have bid defiance even to greater accessions of worldly prosperity.
When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept, that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
The very morning that his eldest child, Eudosia, made her valuable acquisition, in my person, Henry Halfacre, Esq.
As early as 1763, shortly after the acquisition of the Canadas by Great Britain, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had been in the British provincial army, projected a journey across the continent between the forty-third and forty-sixth degrees of northern latitude to the shores of -the Pacific Ocean.
Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition of two, to the number of inhabitants in London, was something.
Remember, Sancho, if thou make virtue thy aim, and take a pride in doing virtuous actions, thou wilt have no cause to envy those who have princely and lordly ones, for blood is an inheritance, but virtue an acquisition, and virtue has in itself alone a worth that blood does not possess.

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