Meaning of ACQUISITION in English

ACQUISITION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The main use of its biggest acquisitions is to send cash home.

For Fleet, which has recently made big acquisitions , the move clears an obstacle in integrating its multi-state operations.

It is the second time in under a year that the packaging and printing giant has issued new equity for big acquisitions .

So, the argument runs, Hanson is under pressure to make a big acquisition , soon.

Not, it seems, through big acquisitions .

compulsory

The Act also settled a doubt concerning the legality of compulsory land acquisition for the purpose of disposal to a private developer.

This process often involved the compulsory acquisition of firms and hence their potential closure.

major

Gloucester's major acquisitions in the reshuffle of 1471 lay in the north.

Lockheed Martin is taking on a major acquisition at a time when it is still working on the cost-savings from its merger.

The other alternative is major acquisition or merger.

These matters will, interalia, include major acquisitions , budgets and contracts in which the directors have a personal interest.

new

Helen returned to the new acquisitions .

When he'd stored his new acquisitions in it there was still lots of room left for more books and papers.

Low-cost solutions that marry new digital-data acquisition boards to efficient processing algorithms were assessed prior to being developed.

Wessex Hygiene, the new acquisition is now part of the Bristol Hygiene branch.

They also reasoned that the costs of maintaining access to very large collections would erode funds available for new 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 .

possible

The main item on the agenda will be the possible acquisition of larger premises for our services.

And which REITs are possible acquisition targets?

Net proceeds will be used to repay debt and for working capital and possible acquisitions .

With no debt and strong cash flow, Mantex is studying possible acquisitions or new investments, Zerbib said.

The company said it is holding shares to help finance possible acquisitions in the future.

recent

Much of that growth is attributable to increases in mortgage banking and recent acquisitions .

I do not accept that recent acquisitions of regional brewers and closures of breweries are the result of the beer orders.

Tintas International has been an affiliate of International Paint since 1926, while Supertintas was a more recent acquisition , in 1984.

The Parrot was one of their more recent acquisitions , and when Huey made them an offer, they took it.

■ NOUN

land

To enable them to fulfil these tasks UDCs have been granted extensive financial, planning and land acquisition powers.

Guyon will also become responsible for land acquisition in the Bay Area.

The Act also settled a doubt concerning the legality of compulsory land acquisition for the purpose of disposal to a private developer.

language

The period of language acquisition may therefore be much longer than Chomsky originally thought.

He understands how the social benefits of assimilation come primarily through language acquisition .

Chomsky's view of the problem of language acquisition can be simply illustrated.

This experience can not be replicated in second language acquisition .

All this imposes a powerful constraint on language acquisition from the allegedly scanty data available to any child.

They will possess the same cognitive structures and whatever maturational schedules thereof that underlie hearing children's language acquisition .

Conclusion Lexical development offers critical insights into the process of language acquisition .

It is therefore increasingly important for their teachers to have a knowledge of theories of language acquisition .

■ VERB

announce

It also yesterday announced the acquisition of the Seal Sanctuary, in Cornwall, for £1.8 million.

After announcing the acquisition in June 1994, Harvard encountered rough waters in bringing the deal to harbor.

complete

In an ideal world, the purchaser will wish to receive formal consent from every customer and supplier before completing the acquisition .

However, if we introduce an opportunity which results in their completing an acquisition we would charge an introduction fee.

A majority holding in Aimnet was acquired in May, and Verio completed the acquisition this fall.

Wells Fargo completed its acquisition of First Interstate yesterday and lost no time wielding the cost-cutting ax.

finance

The capital gains from disposals finance further acquisitions and further capital gains.

The real-estate investment trust said it will use the notes to finance property acquisitions and to repay debt.

Since going public in late 1994, Corporate Express has made two additional offerings in order to finance its acquisitions .

follow

The proper handling of these expectations will have a major impact on the overall success of the company following the acquisition .

Turnover rose £155million to £1.06billion following the Horizon acquisition .

include

Circumstances in which a change of name would be permitted would include marriage or the acquisition of a title.

A development agreement and zoning agreement that will include open-space acquisition are expected to be reached next month.

First steps in cooperation will include the exchange of acquisition lists and publications, and visits among participating centres.

This includes the effect of acquisitions which added nearly 350.

These matters will, interalia, include major acquisitions , budgets and contracts in which the directors have a personal interest.

involve

Firstly, it involves the acquisition , organization and communication as well as the retrieval of information.

Actuaries have been increasingly involved in merger and acquisition activity in the general insurance field.

make

Gibson has just made its third acquisition , the Bladnoch single malt brand bought from Guinness's whisky subsidiary United Distillers.

Patricof plans to invest further sums in Neill allowing it to make acquisitions on the Continent.

For Fleet, which has recently made big acquisitions , the move clears an obstacle in integrating its multi-state operations.

This boosts the group's share price, making the next acquisition easier.

In any event, Liverpool Victoria wants to use its surplus to make acquisitions rather than distribute the cash to members.

Over two-thirds have previously been involved in making an acquisition .

propose

A study was undertaken in co-operation with oil companies to propose optimum data acquisition techniques and formation evaluation procedures.

The proposed acquisition , which must be approved by shareholders, values the two networks at about $ 16 a share.

Of this, $ 149m will go towards the proposed Conrail acquisition .

First Bank System has offered to exchange 2. 6 of its shares for each First Interstate share in the proposed acquisition .

Under its proposed acquisition offer, Mattel would have bought Hasbro for $ 54. 28 a share.

Fourth quarter results do not include any impact from the proposed acquisition .

The shares have climbed 4. 7 % since the proposed Magma acquisition was announced.

Gordon declined to reveal specific terms of the proposed acquisition .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Funds will be used for new museum acquisitions.

IBM will look at acquisitions including small service companies that complement its offerings.

second language acquisition

United Airlines' acquisition of the company is being investigated by the Justice Department.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

If anything is moved then I am informed and we also record the new acquisitions.

If the new acquisitions go ahead, the vistas will be seen much as they were at Brown's death in 1783.

Mergers and acquisitions are often decided by two or three people be-hind closed doors.

Nor does it mean that the project acquisitions were not used.

The firm must maintain an independent and objective attitude throughout the engagement, rather than advocating an acquisition .

They proposed that more open-ended questioning and more pupil talk were vital in reading acquisition .

This should be significantly higher in 2000 as a result of acquisitions of Keyline and Sharpe and Fisher made late in 1999.

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