acquisition(redirected from Acquisitions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Acquisitions: Mergers and acquisitions
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ac•qui•si•tion(ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən)
1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession.
2. something acquired; addition.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Latin acquīsītiō]
ac•quis•i•tor (əˈkwɪz ɪ tər) n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Switch to new thesaurus
|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"|
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"
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"
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 acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"|
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 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"
|4.||acquisition - 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"
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
swordsmanship - skill in fencing
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
1. acquiring, gaining, achievement, procurement, attainment, acquirement, obtainment the President's recent acquisition of a helicopter
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Something completed or attained successfully:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
fengur, kaupöflun; vinningur
1. (= act, purchased object) → adquisición f
2. (Comm) [of company] → absorción f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= thing obtained) → acquisition f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
acquisition[ˌækwɪˈzɪʃ/ən] n → acquisto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to get. He acquired a knowledge of English. verkry يَكْتَسِب،يُحَقِّق придобивам adquirir získat erwerben erhverve; tilegne sig αποκτώadquirir omandama به دست آوردن hankkia acquérir לִרְכוֹש, לְהָשִׂיג अर्जन करना steći szert tesz vmire, elsajátít vmit mendapatkan, memperoleh afla sér acquisire, acquistare 得る ...을 습득하다 įgyti iegūt; apgūt memperoleh verwervenskaffe, tilegne segzdobywać, nabywać لاسته راوړل adquirir a dobândi приобретать získať, nadobudnúť pridobiti steći förvärva, få ได้มา elde etmek 習得，獲得 набувати; оволодівати حاصل کرنا thu được 学到，获得acquisition (ӕkwiˈziʃən) noun
1. the act of acquiring. the acquisition of more land. verkryging إكْتِسَاب придобиване aquisição získání der Erwerb erhvervelse απόκτησηadquisición soetamine کسب hankinta acquisitionרכישה अर्जन kupovina szerzés mengambil alih öflun; vinningur acquisizione 獲得 취득 įgijimas iegūšana permerolehan verwervinganskaffelse, tilegnelsenabycie, pozyskanie كسب aquisição dobândire; achiziţionare приобретение získanie pridobitev sticanje förvärvande, tillägnande การได้มา edinme 獲得 надбання حصول ، کمائی sự giành được 获取
2. something acquired. Her recent acquisitions included a piano. verkryging شَيء مُكْتَسَب придобивка aquisição akvizice, získaná věc die Errungenschaft anskaffelse απόκτημαadquisición soetis فراگیری hankinta acquisitionרכישה प्राप्ति kupljena stvar szerzemény perolehan fengur, kaup acquisto 取得物 취득물 pirkinys ieguvums perolehan aanwinstnyanskaffelse, tilvekst, ervervelsenabytek نيول aquisição achiziţie приобретение prírastok pridobitev nabavka förvärv สิ่งที่ได้มา kazanç 獲得物 придбання حاصل کردہ شے cái giành được 获得物acquisitive (əˈkwizətiv) adjective
eager to get possessions. an acquisitive child. gretig مُولَع بِالأكْتِسَاب възприемчив ávido hrabivý, nenasytný habgierig havesyg; begærlig πλεονέκτης, άπληστοςcodicioso ahne حریص omistushaluinen avideרכושני अर्जनशील gramzljiv szereznivágyó ingin memiliki, serakah ágjarn avido 欲しがる 욕심이 많은 godus mantrausīgs berkeinginan hebberigkjøpelysten, begjærligzachłanny حريص ávido lacom жадный chamtivý, nenásytný grabežljiv gramziv förvärvslysten, hagalen โลภ aç gözlü, doymaz 貪得的，物慾重的 той, що здобуває; сприйнятливий حاصل کرنے کا خواہشمند có khả năng tiếp thu 渴望得到的，贪得无厌的acˈquisitiveness noun
gretigheid وَلَع بِالأكْتِسَاب възприемчивост avidez hrabivost, zištnost die Habgier, die Gewinnsucht havesyge; begærlighed πλεονεξία, απληστίαcodicia saamahimu حرص؛ طمع omistushaluisuus instinct de possessionרכושנות अर्जनशीलता gramzljivost szereznivágyás insting memiliki ágirni avidità 利欲心 욕심 많음 godumas mantrausība keinginan hebzuchtkjøpelyst zachłanność طمع حرص avidez instinct al posesiunii жадность chamtivosť lakomnost gramzivost habegär ความโลภ aç gözlülük, doymazlık 貪得，渴望佔有 користолюбство ہوس ناکی ، اکتساب کا شوق khả năng tiếp thu 渴望得到
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.