[ ak-wuh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən /
the act of acquiring or gaining possession: the acquisition of real estate.
something acquired; addition: public excitement about the museum's recent acquisitions.
the purchase of one business enterprise by another: the acquisition of a rival corporation; mergers and acquisitions.
Linguistics. the act or process of achieving mastery of a language or a linguistic rule or element: child language acquisition; second language acquisition.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of acquisition
OTHER WORDS FROM acquisition
ac·qui·si·tion·al, adjectiveac·quis·i·tor [uh-kwiz-i-ter] /əˈkwɪz ɪ tər/, nounpre·ac·qui·si·tion, nounpro·ac·qui·si·tion, adjective
re·ac·qui·si·tion, nounsu·per·ac·qui·si·tion, noun
Words nearby acquisition
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British Dictionary definitions for acquisitional
/ (ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən) /
the act of acquiring or gaining possession
a person or thing of special merit added to a group
astronautics the process of locating a spacecraft, satellite, etc, esp by radar, in order to gather tracking and telemetric information
Word Origin for acquisition
C14: from Latin acquīsītiōn-, from acquīrere to acquire
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Medical definitions for acquisitional
[ ăk′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.
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