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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
References in classic literature ?
To such a professional body Roger Chillingworth was a brilliant acquisition.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
Evidently the friend remarks that a last year's grasshopper leg is a very noble acquisition, and inquires where he got it.
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.
While Mary drew, Diana pursued a course of encyclopaedic reading she had (to my awe and amazement) undertaken, and I fagged away at German, he pondered a mystic lore of his own: that of some Eastern tongue, the acquisition of which he thought necessary to his plans.
I declare he is that strange acquisition my late neighbour made, in his journey to Liverpool - a little Lascar, or an American or Spanish castaway.
He is of a studious habit, and unusually energetic; he applies himself with great ardour to the acquisition of professional knowledge, to the conducting of experiments, to many things.
Traddles now informed me, as the result of his inquiries, that the mere mechanical acquisition necessary, except in rare cases, for thorough excellence in it, that is to say, a perfect and entire command of the mystery of short-hand writing and reading, was about equal in difficulty to the mastery of six languages; and that it might perhaps be attained, by dint of perseverance, in the course of a few years.
Pocket to be brought up from her cradle as one who in the nature of things must marry a title, and who was to be guarded from the acquisition of plebeian domestic knowledge.
Of this fickle temper he gave a memorable example in Ireland, when sent thither by his father, Henry the Second, with the purpose of buying golden opinions of the inhabitants of that new and important acquisition to the English crown.
That," said Don Quixote, "is not and ought not to be called deception which aims at virtuous ends;" and the marriage of lovers he maintained to be a most excellent end, reminding them, however, that love has no greater enemy than hunger and constant want; for love is all gaiety, enjoyment, and happiness, especially when the lover is in the possession of the object of his love, and poverty and want are the declared enemies of all these; which he said to urge Senor Basilio to abandon the practice of those accomplishments he was skilled in, for though they brought him fame, they brought him no money, and apply himself to the acquisition of wealth by legitimate industry, which will never fail those who are prudent and persevering.
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 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.