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.
Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for non-procurement

procurement


n.

c.1300, "use of improper influence," from Old French procurement "management, stewardship" (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Meaning "process of bringing something about" (by the action of another) is from c.1400. Military use by 1949, American English.

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