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Pronunciation:  `akwi'zishun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
  2. [n]  an ability that has been acquired by training
  3. [n]  the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
  4. [n]  something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"

ACQUISITION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, learning, skill
 See Also: ability, acceptance, accession, acquiring, addition, assumption, basic cognitive process, buyout, carry-over, committal to memory, conditioning, craft, craftsmanship, developmental learning, digestion, education, getting, gift, heritage, horsemanship, imprinting, incorporation, incurring, inheritance, internalisation, internalization, language learning, laying claim, literacy, marksmanship, memorisation, memorization, moneymaking, numeracy, oarsmanship, pork-barreling, power, procural, procurance, procurement, purchase, purchase, regaining, restitution, restoration, return, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, study, succession, swordsmanship, taking over, transfer, transfer of training, transferred possession, transferred property, work, workmanship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.

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 Related Terms: acceptance, accession, accomplishment, accomplishments, achievement, acquirement, acquiring, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions, admission, admittance, assets, assumption, attainment, attainments, belongings, claiming, derivation, edification, education, enlightenment, finish, gain, getting, illumination, increment, instruction, learning, liberal education, means, object, obtaining, possession, possessions, procurement, property, purchase, receipt, receival, receiving, reception, sophistication, store of knowledge, taking, taking away, taking possession, theft