Etymology
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acquisition (n.)

late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion "purchase, acquirement" (13c., Modern French acquisition) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past-participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad "to," here perhaps emphatic (see ad-), + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a phonetic rule in that language involving unaccented syllables in compounds.

Origin and meaning of acquisition

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Definitions of acquisition

acquisition (n.)
the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something;
the acquisition of one company by another
the acquisition of wealth
acquisition (n.)
something acquired;
a recent acquisition by the museum
acquisition (n.)
the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge;
the child's acquisition of language
Synonyms: learning
acquisition (n.)
an ability that has been acquired by training;
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