ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weapons during its rampage across Iraq.
Last year, the company raised funding at a $2 billion valuation and shot down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook.
Whoever pulled the trigger (so to speak) on this acquisition may have just been caught up in the moment.
This marks the largest Japanese acquisition of American company in more than 30 years.
What is most striking about the game is how it is focused on a single theme: the acquisition of power.
When he held such an acquisition unconstitutional, he had not thought he would live to want Louisiana.
Such an acquisition would aid them inestimably in the war-path upon which they had entered.
He departed therefore from the island, much dissatisfied at having missed the acquisition of so much treasure by his own fault.
The acquisition of these qualities is to man a most arduous task.
It may hold in it the clue to the acquisition of great faculties, hitherto regarded as forbidden to mere mortals.
late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
acquisition ac·qui·si·tion (āk'wĭ-zĭsh'ən)
The empirical demonstration in psychology of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials in which the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are paired.