What does acquisition mean?

Definitions for acquisition
ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ənac·qui·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquisition(noun)

    the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

    "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"

  2. acquisition(noun)

    something acquired

    "a recent acquisition by the museum"

  3. learning, acquisition(noun)

    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

    "the child's acquisition of language"

  4. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment(noun)

    an ability that has been acquired by training


  1. Acquisition(n.)

    Specifically: (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.

  2. Origin: [L. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. F. acquisition. See Acquire.]


  1. acquisition(Noun)

    The act or process of acquiring.

    The acquisition of sports equipment can be fun in itself.

  2. acquisition(Noun)

    The thing acquired or gained; a gain.

    That graphite tennis racquet is quite an acquisition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquisition(noun)

    the act or process of acquiring

  2. Acquisition(noun)

    the thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition

  3. Origin: [L. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. F. acquisition. See Acquire.]


  1. Acquisition

    Acquisition is a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer client designed specifically for Mac OS X. It supports BitTorrent and is based on LimeWire. A shareware product, it is priced from $25. Acquisition is noted more for its focus on user interface and integration with Mac OS X than for its originality in features, although it makes full use of Apple's Cocoa APIs, and integrates with iTunes. Acquisition uses parts of the LimeWire core libraries, licensed under the GNU General Public License. The graphical user interface and the open source, modified LimeWire core run as separate processes, communicating via Unix pipes, which allows parts of the software to be relicensed. This follows in the footsteps of the precedent set by Apple's proprietary Xcode suite, which relies on open source components such as gcc and gdb. Although Acquisition uses parts of LimeWire code, it continued to work after LimeWire's decision to disable its client. It was able to do so because the code that allowed Limewire to disable their software was absent, as it was from its sister programs Cabos and FrostWire, among others.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acquisition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3580

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'acquisition' in Nouns Frequency: #1308

How to pronounce acquisition?

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How to say acquisition in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquisition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquisition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of acquisition in a Sentence

  1. James Gellert:

    This is a classic acquisition target.

  2. Perry Hoffmeister:

    This acquisition happened to come along.

  3. Hesiod:

    Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.

  4. Yang Yuanqing:

    I still believe this acquisition was the right decision.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Joe Gorder:

    We think there are acquisition opportunities going forward.

Images & Illustrations of acquisition

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