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tr.v. ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
1. To gain possession of: acquire 100 shares of stock.
2. To get by one's own efforts: acquire proficiency in math.
3. To gain through experience; come by: acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
4. To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.

[Middle English acquere, from Old French aquerre, from Latin acquīrere, to add to : ad-, ad- + quaerere, to seek, get.]

ac·quir′a·ble adj.
ac·quir′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acquirable - capable of being acquiredacquirable - capable of being acquired    
available - obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long"


Capable of being obtained or used:
Idioms: on hand, to be had.
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In fact, when we expand our thinking about D&I from that of measurable statistics to an acquirable strategic skill set, D&I can become a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.
This strategy to erase and deflect attention from the economic realities involved in tourist transactions and encounters assumes that both the fictional characters and the readers of the books share the same privileged consumer position wherein the necessity of money is not acknowledged and tourist products, mobility, and experiences are easily available, accessible, and acquirable by all.
While bank account holders and those using money transfer services must present identification papers, scammers use easily acquirable forged documents.
Both are readily acquirable for both real estate and equipment leases.
Firstly, the whole spectrum of L/S band for MSS is extremely wide, which may cause sensing problems of immense computational costs and long processing delay; secondly, the acquirable spectrum in MSS is time-varying because of high speed motion of the satellite; finally, the channel in MSS is typical fading and shadowing channel due to variable space circumstances.
The structural feature of organizational social capital makes data acquirable and promotes the exchange of performance data among the components of an entity (Bondrea and Stefanescu-Mihaila, 2014a, b), therefore boosting its utilization for managerial decision making.
In other words, not all valuable resources within their ego-network are easily acquirable by entrepreneurs (Hansen, 1999).
Though there is no directly observed bilateral exposures information xtj, each bank's interbank annual assets and liabilities are acquirable.
This approach limits the market for acquirable firms to those that don't have geographically sensitive client bases and staff, in addition to virtually no unexpired lease terms.
Three different types were used, all of which were simply acquirable from the hospital information system.
Aerial rotation can extend coverage to 270[degrees], up to 240 weapons being acquirable in less than 120 seconds.
Cyberoam has introduced User Threat Quotient (UTQ) to aid IT security managers to identify users posing security risks and it is acquirable on Cyberoam s Next-Generation Firewall and UTM appliances.