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Definition of Acquisition

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act of acquiring; purchase, something acquired or obtained
Acquisition Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
The act or process of acquiring.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\ac`qui*si"tion\ (&?;), n. [l. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. f. acquisition. see acquire.]
1. the act or process of acquiring. the acquisition or loss of a province.
2. the thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.

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for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Heiddiad = n. acquisition; merit
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
(hypernym) acquiring, getting
(hyponym) incurring
(derivation) get, acquire
2. something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
(hypernym) transferred property, transferred possession
(hyponym) accession, addition
3. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
(synonym) learning
(hypernym) basic cognitive process
(hyponym) conditioning
(derivation) learn, larn, acquire
4. an ability that has been acquired by training
(synonym) skill, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment
(hypernym) ability, power
(hyponym) craft, craftsmanship, workmanship
(derivation) learn, larn, acquire
Acquisition Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
buy in, invest, purchase
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
one company taking over another; can be hostile or agreed.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Acquisition Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
See collection (acquisition).
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Acquisition Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. In satellite communications, the process of locking tracking equipment on a signal from a communications satellite. (188 ) 2. The process of achieving synchronization. 3. In servo systems, the process of entering the boundary conditions that will allow the loop to capture the signal and achieve lock-on. (188 )
EIA Energy Glossary
All transfers of ownership of foreign crude oil to a firm, irrespective of the terms of that transfer. Acquisitions thus include all purchases and exchange receipts as well as any and all foreign crude acquired under reciprocal buy-sell agreements or acquired as a result of a buy-back or other preferential agreement with a host government.
The procurement of the legal right to explore for and produce discovered minerals, if any, within a specific area; that legal right may be obtained by mineral lease, concession, or purchase of land and mineral rights or of mineral rights alone.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Acquisition Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Acquisition may refer to:
  • Takeover, the acquisition of a company
  • Mergers and acquisitions, strategy of buying and selling of various companies to quickly grow a company
  • Procurement, the acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible total cost of ownership
    • Military acquisition, the process of acquiring products for national defence
    • Library acquisitions, the department of a library responsible for obtaining books
  • "Acquisition" (Star Trek: Enterprise), the 18th episode of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Seismic acquisition, the artificial generation and recording of seismic data
  • Acquisition (software), a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer and BitTorrent client for Mac OS X
  • Acquisition (forensic process), the creation of a disk image for use in digital forensics
  • Acquisition stage, the time during which a conditional response first appears and when it increases in frequency

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Acquisition Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The purchase of complete or majority ownership in a business enterprise, usually by another business
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