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acquirement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquirement  \Ac*quire"ment\  (-ment),  n. 
  The  act  of  acquiring,  or  that  which  is  acquired;  attainment. 
  ``Rules  for  the  acquirement  of  a  taste.''  --Addison. 
 
  His  acquirements  by  industry  were  .  .  .  enriched  and 
  enlarged  by  many  excellent  endowments  of  nature. 
  --Hayward. 
 
  Syn:  {Acquisition},  {Acquirement}. 
 
  Usage:  Acquirement  is  used  in  opposition  to  a  natural  gift  or 
  talent;  as  eloquence,  and  skill  in  music  and 
  painting,  are  acquirements;  genius  is  the  gift  or 
  endowment  of  nature.  It  denotes  especially  personal 
  attainments,  in  opposition  to  material  or  external 
  things  gained,  which  are  more  usually  called 
  acquisitions;  but  this  distinction  is  not  always 
  observed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquirement 
  n  :  an  ability  that  has  been  acquired  by  training  [syn:  {skill}, 
  {accomplishment},  {acquisition},  {attainment}] 




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