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acquisition

 
Noun acquisition has 4 senses
  1. acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
    --1 is a kind of
    acquiring, getting
    --1 has particulars:
     incurring; moneymaking; annexation; pork-barreling; purchase; acceptance; succession, taking over; assumption, laying claim; inheritance, heritage; procurement, procurance, procural; restitution, return, restoration, regaining; buyout
    Derived form: verb acquire1
  2. acquisition - something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
    --2 is a kind of
    transferred property, transferred possession
    --2 has particulars: accession, addition; purchase; gift
  3. learning, acquisition - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
    --3 is a kind of basic cognitive process
    --3 has particulars:
     conditioning; developmental learning; digestion; education; internalization, internalisation, incorporation; imprinting; language learning; memorization, memorisation, committal to memory; study, work; transfer, transfer of training, carry-over
    Derived forms: verb acquire6, verb acquire1
  4. skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment - an ability that has been acquired by training
    --4 is a kind of ability, power
    --4 has particulars:
     craft, craftsmanship, workmanship; horsemanship; marksmanship; literacy; numeracy; oarsmanship; salesmanship; seamanship; showmanship; soldiering, soldiership; swordsmanship
    Derived form: verb acquire6
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