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Noun: acquisition  ,ak-wi'zi-shun
  1. The act of contracting, 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";
    - learning
     
  4. An ability that has been acquired by training
    - skill, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment

Derived forms: acquisitions

Type of: ability, acquiring, basic cognitive process, getting, power, transferred possession, transferred property

Encyclopedia: Acquisition