Definition of Acquisition

1. Noun. The act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something. "The acquisition of one company by another"




2. Noun. Something acquired. "A recent acquisition by the museum"
Generic synonyms: Transferred Possession, Transferred Property
Specialized synonyms: Accession, Addition, Purchase, Gift

3. Noun. The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge. "The child's acquisition of language"

4. Noun. An ability that has been acquired by training.

Definition of Acquisition

1. n. The act or process of acquiring.

Definition of Acquisition

1. Noun. The act or process of acquiring. ¹

2. Noun. The thing acquired or gained; a gain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquisition

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acquisition

1. In psychology, the empirical demonstration of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials of pairing the conditioned and unconditioned stimulus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Acquisition

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"acquisition of territory and sovereignty thereon in such cases takes place ... If the individual or corporation which has made the acquisition requires ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"The right of original acquisition may be comprehended under the heads of ... Of Originell acquisition by Occupancy. — The means of acquiring personal ..."

3. The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle by Ernest Barker (1906)
"Of the acquisition of wealth Aristotle has much to say ; but the fundamental ... The acquisition of wealth, we are told, is the subject of the art of ..."

4. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1870)
"The acquisition of the territory which this last war Value of added _to the dominions of Rolf was inferior in import- acquisi, ance only to the original ..."

5. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1908)
"But the custom which prescribes community of goods may also itself be an independent method of acquisition : by belonging to an association of people who ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"The literature concerning the acquisition of written language by primitive peoples is very limited in extent, and the author has endeavored to bring ..."

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