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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquiredadjective

    gotten through environmental forces

    "acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on"


  1. acquiredadjective

    Developed postfetally; not congenital.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Acquiredparticip. adj.

    Gained by one’s self, in opposition to those things which are bestowed by nature.

    Etymology: from acquire.

    We are seldom at ease, and free enough from the solicitation of our natural or adopted desires; but a constant succession of uneasinesses, out of that stock, which natural wants, or acquired habits, have heaped up, take the will in their turns. John Locke.


  1. acquired

    Acquired generally refers to something that has been obtained or gained through a particular process or action. This can refer to material possessions, skills, knowledge, characteristics, or conditions that one did not have previously. It often implies that some effort, learning, or experience was involved in gaining what has been acquired.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquired

    of Acquire

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acquired' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2677

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquired in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of acquired in a Sentence

  1. William Schaffner:

    We're thinking of this as a three-dose vaccine, and the preliminary data acquired during the Omicron era say it's actually 80 % effective, we will want to look at that very carefully, but so far, that's good news.

  2. Richard Madgwick:

    Pigs are not nearly as well-suited to movement over distance as cattle and transporting them, either slaughtered or on the hoof, over hundreds or even tens of kilometres, would have required a monumental effort, this suggests that prescribed contributions were required and that rules dictated that offered pigs must be raised by the feasting participants, accompanying them on their journey, rather than being acquired locally.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    Since last year, we have acquired kind of missiles that you cannot even imagine.

  4. Charles Boberg of McGill University:

    Its regional characteristics indicate that it was acquired in North America.

  5. Chuzy:

    Knowledge is acquired,wisdom is inspired. Knowledge is obtained from studying other people's discoveries. But wisdom is directly from divine. Education can give you knowledge, but only meditation can give wisdom . And that's the difference

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. sousing
    • B. arbalist
    • C. imperviousness
    • D. allogamy

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