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[ US /ˌækwəˈzɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɐkwɪsˈɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    the acquisition of wealth
    the acquisition of one company by another
  2. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    the child's acquisition of language
  3. something acquired
    a recent acquisition by the museum
  4. an ability that has been acquired by training
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How To Use acquisition In A Sentence

  • A strategic alliance may take the form of an outright acquisition, minority stake, joint venture or brand franchise.
  • After putting its energy into the 2008 acquisition of Northwest Airlines, the Atlanta-based carrier plans to spend more than $2 billion through 2013 to lure travelers with new flat-bed seats, video on demand and upgraded facilities in hotly contested markets such as New York. Delta Refocuses
  • Which means making sure I'm near the front of the line on opening day and a systematic approach to acquisition.
  • This investment trust has delivered exceptional returns over the past few years by riding a wave of mergers, acquisitions and innovation. Times, Sunday Times
  • The government also has a fairly loose definition of what constitutes a first-time homebuyer, which is defined as someone who has no "present interest" in a main home during a two-year period prior to the date of acquisition of the new home. Five Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals
  • The men never exerted themselves except when hunger prompted, or a spent magazine made the acquisition of "peltries" necessary to barter for powder and ball. The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports
  • The proposed acquisition, which must be approved by shareholders, values the two networks at about $ 16 a share.
  • However, the finalisation of the acquisition and farm down of the Ugandan assets to CNOOC and Total appears stalled until the capital gains tax dispute between the Ugandan government and Heritage Oil is resolved. Tullow slips on Uganda dispute while FTSE falls to seven week low
  • Property and equipment are stated at cost at the date of acquisition or estimated fair value at the date of donation.
  • Only sale of the company, acquisition of another company in the same industry, or merger will produce a business of the needed size. MANAGING FOR RESULTS
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