procurement

[ proh-kyoo r-muh nt, pruh‐ ]
/ proʊˈkyʊər mənt, prə‐ /

noun

the act of procuring, or obtaining or getting by effort, care, or the use of special means: The organ procurement procedure is very complicated.
the act of obtaining equipment, materials, or supplies: The secretary of defense argued in favor of increasing the budget for procurement.

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OTHER WORDS FROM procurement

non·pro·cure·ment, nounself-pro·cure·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-procurement

procurement
/ (prəˈkjʊəmənt) /

noun

the act or an instance of procuring
commerce
  1. the act of buying
  2. (as modifier)procurement cost; procurement budget
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