- 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.
Examples from the Web for procurement
Procurement budgets for weapon systems and operational-cost accounts are separated by a near-unbreachable wall.America’s 60 Year-Old Nuclear Bomber Might Finally Get a New Engine
October 27, 2014
Junk leaves no room for family, jobs, or relationships other than those organized around the procurement and enjoyment of junk.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs
June 27, 2013
At Pentagon procurement prices, the cost of switching the stationery alone would be astronomical.More South-Bashing!
May 28, 2013
It's hard to imagine any reason that the state needs to get into regulating the procurement and sale of . . . wooden boxes.A Victory Against Big Funeral in Louisiana
March 21, 2013
And procurement of body-scanning machines could stop, since TSA already has more than they need for secondary screening.TSA, Don't Touch My Junk!
November 19, 2010
I determined that he should die by my procurement or at my hand.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight
Mathew Joseph Holt
A procurement decision reflects a political preference and priority.After the Rain
It is not used when the procurement of permanent service is spoken of.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus
American Anti-Slavery Society
Insofar as possible, procurement for this purpose will be from war surpluses.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
As he utterly failed to sleep, he employed the silent hours of midnight to hatch a scheme for the procurement of future provender.The Comical Adventures of Twm Shon Catty
T. J. Llewelyn Prichard
- the act or an instance of procuring
- the act of buying
- (as modifier)procurement cost; procurement budget
Word Origin and History for procurement
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.