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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquisition  \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.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  The  thing  acquired  or  gained;  an  acquirement;  a  gain;  as 
  learning  is  an  acquisition. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Acquirement}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquisition 
  n  1:  the  act  of  contracting  or  assuming  or  acquiring  possession 
  of  something  "the  acquisition  of  wealth";  "the 
  acquisition  of  one  company  by  another" 
  2:  something  acquired;  "a  recent  acquisition  by  the  museum" 
  3:  the  cognitive  process  of  acquiring  skill  or  knowledge;  "the 
  child's  acquisition  of  language"  [syn:  {learning}] 
  4:  an  ability  that  has  been  acquired  by  training  [syn:  {skill}, 
  {accomplishment},  {acquirement},  {attainment}] 




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