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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of contracting or assuming or taking possession of something; An ability that has been obtained by training; The cognitive process of obtaining skill or knowledge;

Usage examples (39)
  • I recognize but one mental acquisition as necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue.
  • The child's acquisition of language
  • The acquisition of wealth
  • The acquisition of one company by another for more
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