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acquisition

noun     /ˌæk.wɪˈzɪʃ.ən/
[U] the process of getting something: The acquisition of huge amounts of data has helped our research enormously. Language acquisition (= learning a language without being taught) starts at a very young age.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things [C] something that someone buys, often to add to a collection of things: The museum's latest acquisition is a four-million-dollar sculpture. I like your earrings - are they a recent acquisition? (= Did you get them recently?)Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things [C or U] something such as a building, another company, or a piece of land that is bought by a company, or the act of buying itGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of acquisition noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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