acquisition

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Acquisition is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /æ.kwɪ.ˈzɪ.ʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
acquisition

Plural
acquisitions

  1. (countable & uncountable) Acquisition is the act of getting something, often by buying it.
    The judge ruled that the acquisition of XYZ company by Acme Inc. was illegal.
    Studies of language acquisition show that it's easier for children to learn language than for adults.
    A recent acquisition in my life that I can live without are clothes because sometimes I buy them just because they are beautiful.
  2. (countable) An acquisition is something that you got.
    The zoo's last acquisition was three elephants.

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