Origin of acquisition
Examples from the Web for acquisition
“EOTS is a poster child for one of the ills of the acquisition process,” the official said.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weapons during its rampage across Iraq.ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands|Josh Rogin|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year, the company raised funding at a $2 billion valuation and shot down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook.‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whoever pulled the trigger (so to speak) on this acquisition may have just been caught up in the moment.
With the success of Frozen and the acquisition of Maker, perhaps Disney is beginning to see the Web 2.0 light.
Its acquisition by the United States had been an old project of Jefferson's.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
He travelled abroad; and he cultivated poetry with the ardour he could even feel for the acquisition of words.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
In every arranged society which lives and increases there is an internal movement of ascent and acquisition.Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time|Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
But the enticement of acquisition and discovery of novelty whilst there were not the governing influences in Balfour's excursion.
The use of the text-book in school should assist in the acquisition of this power.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
Word Origin for acquisition
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.