Acquisition definition

ăkwĭ-zĭshən
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An acquiring or being acquired.
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The act of acquiring.
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An act by one company to acquire control of another company, either through an agreed-upon deal or a hostile takeover. Companies also may acquire units of a company, property, or other assets. Often used interchangeably with merger.
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Something acquired or gained.

Added two new acquisitions to my library.

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The definition of an acquisition is the act of getting or receiving something, or the item that was received.

An example of an acquisition is the purchase of a house.

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The act or process of acquiring.

The acquisition of sports equipment can be fun in itself.

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The thing acquired or gained; a gain.

That graphite tennis racquet is quite an acquisition.

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Something or someone acquired or added.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
acquisition
Plural:
acquisitions

Origin of acquisition

  • Middle English adquisicioun attainment from Latin acquisitiō acquisitiōn- from acquisitus past participle of acquīrere to acquire acquire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French acquisicion, from Latin acquisitio, from acquirere. See acquire.

    From Wiktionary