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Definition of "acquisition" []

  • The act of acquiring. (noun)
  • Something acquired or gained: added two new acquisitions to my library. (noun)
  • The act of acquiring or gaining possession (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something acquired (noun)
  • A person or thing of special merit added to a group (noun)
  • The process of locating a spacecraft, satellite, etc, esp by radar, in order to gather tracking and telemetric information (noun)

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Use "acquisition" in a sentence
  • "Without question, the Khabibulin acquisition is the most important trade in Lightning history."
  • "He says far from being an exit, the acquisition is a new beginning for him and his team."
  • "Oracle says that this acquisition is to be accretive to its earnings by at least 15 cents on a non-GAAP basis in the first full year after closing."