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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: acquisitio, from acquirere; ACQUIRE

acquisition

noun
     
ac‧qui‧si‧tion W3
1 [uncountable] the process by which you gain knowledge or learn a skill:
the acquisition of language
2 [uncountable] the act of getting land, power, money etc
acquisition of
the acquisition of new sites for development
3 [countable] formal something that you have obtained by buying it or being given it:
The Art Society is holding an exhibition of recent acquisitions.

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