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Meaning of ACQUIREMENT

Pronunciation:  u'kwIrmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ability that has been acquired by training
 

ACQUIREMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accomplishment, acquisition, attainment, skill
 
 See Also: ability, craft, craftsmanship, horsemanship, literacy, marksmanship, numeracy, oarsmanship, power, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, swordsmanship, workmanship

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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