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pur·chase

 (pûr′chĭs)
tr.v. pur·chased, pur·chas·ing, pur·chas·es
1. To obtain in exchange for money or its equivalent; buy.
2. To acquire by effort; earn: purchased the victory with the loss of many lives.
3. To pull or haul by means of a mechanical device, such as a winch.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of buying: the sudden purchase of a car.
b. Something bought: That hat was a wise purchase.
2.
a. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something: got a purchase for her foot and climbed up.
b. A device, such as a pulley, used to obtain mechanical advantage.
c. A means or advantage that allows the increase of power or influence.

[Middle English purchasen, to pursue, purchase, from Old French purchacier : pur-, forth (from Latin prō-; see per in Indo-European roots) + chacier, to chase; see chase1.]

pur′chas·er n.

purchasing

(ˈpɜːtʃɪsɪŋ)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a. the process of buying goods or products within an organization
b. (as modifier): a purchasing manager.
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (as modifier): a purchasing manager.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purchasing - the act of buyingpurchasing - the act of buying; "buying and selling fill their days"; "shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge"
purchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
shopping - searching for or buying goods or services; "went shopping for a reliable plumber"; "does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
catalog buying, mail-order buying - buying goods to be shipped through the mail
viatication, viaticus - purchasing insurance policies for cash from terminally ill policy holders
Translations

purchasing

[ˈpɜːtʃɪsɪŋ]
A. Ncompra f
B. CPD purchasing department Ndepartamento m de compras
purchasing officer Nagente mf de compra
purchasing power N [of person, currency] → poder m adquisitivo

purchasing

:
purchasing agent
n (Comm) → Einkäufer(in) m(f)
purchasing association
n (Comm) → Einkaufsgenossenschaft f
purchasing power
nKaufkraft f
References in classic literature ?
The young woman was placed in one of the waiting-rooms of the station, whilst Passepartout was charged with purchasing for her various articles of toilet, a dress, shawl, and some furs; for which his master gave him unlimited credit.
Adrienne had now the means of purchasing food, but, ignorant how much might be demanded on behalf of the approaching ceremony, she religiously adhered to the use of dry bread.
A mania for purchasing spread itself throughout the several bands--munitions for war, for hunting, for gallantry, were seized upon with equal avidity--rifles, hunting knives, traps, scarlet cloth, red blankets, garish beads, and glittering trinkets, were bought at any price, and scores run up without any thought how they were ever to be rubbed off.
Eighty percent of the firms facing succession issues in the next five years have failed to create a plan, even if they have partners in place who are capable of purchasing the retiring partner's interest and continuing to operate the firm, according to a recent AICPA survey.
Tehseen Ali, President and CEO of Verian Technologies, offers the following tips for improving the linkage between purchasing and accounts payables (AP) departments:
Everywhere Mirinda Jackson turns she sees minority small business owners who don't realize the value of accepting purchasing cards from their customers, mainly the federal government and large corporations.
On a tot of campuses, purchasing is the whipping boy," says Victoria Windley, director of Procurement Services at University of Delaware.
How many schools still depend on 20th-century purchasing processes?
Total reliance on traditional purchasing can precipitate this and other administrative nightmares.
The $666,667 in proceeds would be payable 25% to Jane's estate and 25% to each of the surviving shareholders, to be used in purchasing her stock.
According to the report, district officials ``ordered, received and installed portable classrooms without using the competitive bidding process and without properly completing purchasing documents.