Part of speech: noun

The act of acquiring.

Part of speech: noun

Anything acquired; acquirement; possession.

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Usage examples "acquisition":

  1. To say so much, however, is not to admit that there is any justification for thinking that the acquisition of dominion furnished a direct motive for the expedition. - "Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia", Ernest Scott.
  2. Yes, she said, the happy are made happy by the acquisition of good things. - "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece", Various.
  3. He was a most desirable sort of acquisition; for he was a friend who could come to the house at any time, and yet he, himself, had done all sorts of exciting things. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.