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ac·qui·si·tion

 (ăk′wĭ-zĭsh′ən)
n.
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.]

acquisition

(ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən)
n
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]

ac•qui•si•tion

(ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
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.

acquisition

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of somethingacquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
acquiring, 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
laying claim, 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, procurement - 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 acquiredacquisition - something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
accession, 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 knowledgeacquisition - 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, transfer - application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
4.acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by trainingacquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
ability, 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

acquisition

noun
1. acquiring, gaining, achievement, procurement, attainment, acquirement, obtainment the President's recent acquisition of a helicopter
2. purchase, buy, investment, property, gain, prize, asset, possession her latest acquisition, a bright red dress

acquisition

noun
1. Something completed or attained successfully:
2. Something tending to augment something else:
Translations
إكْتِسَابشَيء مُكْتَسَب
akvizicezískaná věczískání
anskaffelseerhvervelse
szerzeményszerzés
fengur, kaupöflun; vinningur
získanie
nakuppridobitev
edinmekazanç

acquisition

[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən] N
1. (= act, purchased object) → adquisición f
2. (Comm) [of company] → absorción f

acquisition

[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən] n
(= thing obtained) → acquisition f
(= acquiring) [property, goods] → acquisition f; [skill, knowledge] → acquisition f

acquisition

n
(act) → Erwerb m; (by dubious means) → Aneignung f; (of habit)Annahme f; (of firm)Übernahme f
(= thing acquired)Anschaffung f; acquisition cost(s)Anschaffungskosten pl; he’s a useful acquisition to the departmenter ist ein Gewinn für die Abteilung

acquisition

[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃn] nacquisto

acquire

(əˈkwaiə) verb
to get. He acquired a knowledge of English.
acquisition (ӕkwiˈziʃən) noun
1. the act of acquiring. the acquisition of more land.
2. something acquired. Her recent acquisitions included a piano.
acquisitive (əˈkwizətiv) adjective
eager to get possessions. an acquisitive child.
acˈquisitiveness noun