acquisition

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ac·qui·si·tion

noun \ˌa-kwə-ˈzi-shən\

Definition of ACQUISITION

1
:  the act of acquiring
2
:  something or someone acquired or gained <the team announced two new acquisitions>
ac·qui·si·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
ac·quis·i·tor \ə-ˈkwi-zə-tər\ noun

Examples of ACQUISITION

  1. the country's acquisition of new ships
  2. The big company's newest acquisition is a small chain of clothing stores.
  3. The museum has put its latest acquisitions on display.
  4. Steven Schwartzman, the billionaire CEO of Blackstone, suffers no personal liquidity problems. But his firm, and others like it—have had to call off a series of proposed acquisitions because they can't get financing. —Daniel Gross, Newsweek, 3 Mar. 2008

Origin of ACQUISITION

Middle English acquisicioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French acquisition, from Latin acquisition-, acquisitio, from acquirere
First Known Use: 14th century

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