American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of acquiring.
- n. Something acquired or gained: added two new acquisitions to my library.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of acquiring or gaining possession: as, the acquisition of property.
- n. That which is acquired or gained; especially, a material possession obtained by any means, but sometimes used in the plural of mental gains.
- n. Synonyms Acquirements, Acquisitions, etc. See acquirement.
- n. The act or process of acquiring.
- n. The thing acquired or gained; a gain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of acquiring.
- n. (Business, Finance) The purchase of one commercial enterprise by another, whether for cash, or in a trade of stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company.
- n. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain.
- n. the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
- n. an ability that has been acquired by training
- n. something acquired
- n. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
- From Middle English, from Old French acquisicion, from Latin acquisitio, from acquirere. See acquire. (Wiktionary)
- 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, Fourth Edition)
“Without question, the Khabibulin acquisition is the most important trade in Lightning history.”
“He says far from being an exit, the acquisition is a new beginning for him and his team.”
“Oracle says that this acquisition is to be accretive to its earnings by at least 15 cents on a non-GAAP basis in the first full year after closing.”
“If the acquisition is approved, Barton wants the same questions answered for DoubleClick.”
“The Journal said the acquisition is the latest of several undertaken by News Corp. to expand in the Internet in recent months.”
“This acquisition is a mammoth undertaking for Amoco Canada, but it is one that the company eagerly accepts.”
“If acquisition is no longer a priority, important national treasures may well be sold abroad, possibly lost to the citizens of this country for centuries.”
“Participant knowledge acquisition is measured by pre and post testing.”
“This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to extend our reach in U.S. geographies where we do not already have a strong presence," said John Golliher, president of Sally unit Beauty Systems Group.”
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