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 Adams, a geologist and chairman of MIRA’s policy and procurement committee, works for Tetra Tech, a company that focuses on evaluation and cleanup of contaminated properties. Jesse Leavenworth,, 6 July 2021 The plan included time dedicated to planning and design, permitting and procurement, and construction. Thomas Saccente, Arkansas Online, 2 July 2021 This safeguards social responsibility across sourcing and procurement. Forbes, 29 June 2021 Despite a slow start, with supply shortages and government squabbles, officials say vaccine production and procurement are being accelerated to ensure India’s roughly 950 million adults are fully vaccinated this year. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 June 2021 The Cedar Fair jobs website this week listed 10 corporate positions open in Charlotte – in information technology, human resources, planning and design, operations and procurement. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 25 June 2021 Meeting these goals will require an all-hands-on-deck approach across operations, design, engineering, and procurement. Paul Tullis, Fortune, 23 June 2021 Living donors made possible 491 of the 8,906 liver transplants performed in the United States last year, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the nonprofit that administers the nation’s procurement and transplant process. Stacey Plaisance, Chron, 18 June 2021 The surprise intervention was the latest incident in which Southeast Asian elites appeared to skirt their countries’ rules on vaccination use and procurement, and comes as another wave of covid-19 infections crashes over the region. Washington Post, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of procurement

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2021

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“Procurement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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