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Definition 1: the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where acquisition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the acquisition of wealth
  • the acquisition of one company by another

(acquisition is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) getting something back again

"upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the act of getting possession of something

"he was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the act of taking possession of or power over something

"his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba" "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934" "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) acquisition of property by descent or by will

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the act of taking something that is offered

"her acceptance of the gift encouraged him" "he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the acquisition of something for payment

"they closed the purchase with a handshake"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) acquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale

"keeps his hold on his constituents through unashamed pork-barreling"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation

"the French annexation of Madagascar as a colony in 1896" "a protectorate has frequently been a first step to annexation"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)

(... is a kind of acquisition ) acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable)

"incurring debts is easier than paying them"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock

Definition 2: an ability that has been acquired by training - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for acquisition in the sense of this definition

(acquisition is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skills that are required for the life of soldier

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in sailing

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy

"he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill as an oarsman

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill with numbers and mathematics

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in preparing mixed drinks

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the skill of a master

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in shooting

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the ability to read and write

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in handling and riding horses

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in an occupation or trade

(... is a kind of acquisition ) skill in fencing

Definition 3: the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where acquisition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the child's acquisition of language

Synonyms for acquisition in the sense of this definition

(acquisition is a kind of ...) cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

(... is a kind of acquisition ) applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

"mastering a second language requires a lot of work" "no schools offer graduate study in interior design"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) learning so as to be able to remember verbatim

"the actor's memorization of his lines"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) learning to use a language

(... is a kind of acquisition ) a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established

(... is a kind of acquisition ) learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself

(... is a kind of acquisition ) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

"education is a preparation for life" "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) learning and coming to understand ideas and information

"his appetite for facts was better than his digestion"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development

(... is a kind of acquisition ) a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment

(... is a kind of acquisition ) application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

Definition 4: something acquired - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where acquisition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a recent acquisition by the museum

(acquisition is a kind of ...) a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

(... is a kind of acquisition ) something added to what you already have

"the librarian shelved the new accessions" "he was a new addition to the staff"

(... is a kind of acquisition ) something acquired by purchase

(... is a kind of acquisition ) something acquired without compensation

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