Meaning of ACQUISITION in English

ACQUISITION

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If a company or business person makes an ~, they buy another company or part of a company. (BUSINESS)

...the ~ of a profitable paper recycling company.

N-VAR: oft N of n

2.

If you make an ~, you buy or obtain something, often to add to things that you already have.

...the President’s recent ~ of a helicopter.

= purchase

N-COUNT: oft N of n

3.

The ~ of a skill or a particular type of knowledge is the process of learning it or developing it.

...language ~.

N-UNCOUNT: n N, N of n

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