pro·​cure·​ment | \ prə-ˈkyu̇r-mənt How to pronounce procurement (audio) , prō- \

Definition of procurement

: the act or process of procuring especially : the obtaining of military supplies by a government

Examples of procurement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jag is the founder and CEO of Certa, a third-party lifecycle management platform for procurement, compliance and ESG. Jagmeet Lamba, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The electricity from this procurement could power about 340,000 homes a year, McKee’s office said. Globe Staff,, 19 July 2022 The five-year plan estimates a total of $26 billion for F-35 procurement. Anthony Capaccio,, 28 Mar. 2022 Spending on procurement in the new request is little changed from last year, but the Pentagon’s Mr. McCord said more could be allocated to support Ukraine and European allies. Doug Cameron, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 Then, on Saturday, the Defense Ministry posted an official video showing Shoigu leading a meeting on military procurement. Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2022 Lebanon, Libya, and Egypt are among Ukraine's biggest buyers in the region, with countries like Yemen and Syria depending on the World Food Programme's procurement of Ukrainian wheat for aid. Nadeen Ebrahim And Eoin Mcsweeney, CNN, 18 Feb. 2022 Think of primary offseason areas for player procurement (free agency and the draft) as a big puzzle with connecting pieces. Brad Biggs,, 16 Dec. 2021 Karen has survived the Pale People only through Belle’s protection in exchange for victim procurement. Michael P. H. Stanley, National Review, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of procurement

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2022

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“Procurement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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Legal Definition of procurement

1 : the act of procuring
2 : the purchasing, leasing, renting, or selling of materials, services, equipment, or construction


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