acquirement

Part of speech: noun

The act of acquiring; an acquired power; attainment.

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Usage examples "acquirement":

  1. He must be tolerably acquainted with the subjects he treats on; no common acquirement! - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. Our wish is to procure natives, where they can be found, like these gentlemen, of the first order of acquirement in their respective lines; but preferring foreigners of the first order to natives of the second, we shall certainly have to go, for several of our Professors, to countries more advanced in science than we are. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  3. Still he held off, remembering the warnings of attempting work without tools- of production before the acquirement of sufficient technique. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.