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acquisition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacquisitionac‧qui‧si‧tion /ˌækwəˈzɪʃən/ AWL noun  1 [uncountable]LEARN the process by which you gain knowledge or learn a skill the acquisition of language2 [uncountable]BUYGET the act of getting land, power, money etcacquisition of the acquisition of new sites for development3 [countable] formal something that you have obtained by buying it or being given it The Art Society is holding an exhibition of recent acquisitions.
Examples from the Corpus
acquisitionUnited Airlines' acquisition of the company is being investigated by the Justice Department.The firm must maintain an independent and objective attitude throughout the engagement, rather than advocating an acquisition.Mergers and acquisitions are often decided by two or three people be-hind closed doors.IBM will look at acquisitions including small service companies that complement its offerings.second language acquisitionFunds will be used for new museum acquisitions.If the new acquisitions go ahead, the vistas will be seen much as they were at Brown's death in 1783.If anything is moved then I am informed and we also record the new acquisitions.This should be significantly higher in 2000 as a result of acquisitions of Keyline and Sharpe and Fisher made late in 1999.Nor does it mean that the project acquisitions were not used.They proposed that more open-ended questioning and more pupil talk were vital in reading acquisition.
From Longman Business Dictionaryacquisitionac‧qui‧si‧tion /ˌækwəˈzɪʃən/ nounFINANCE1[countable, uncountable] when one company buys another one, or part of another onethe group’s acquisition of 85 stores in California2[countable] a company or part of a company that is bought by another companyThe group’s latest acquisition is a sportswear firm. bootstrap acquisition bust-up acquisition
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