HyperDic: acquisition

English > 4 senses of the word acquisition:
NOUNactacquisitionthe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
possessionacquisitionsomething acquired
cognitionacquisition, learningthe cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
cognitionacquisition, skill, accomplishment, acquirement, attainmentan ability that has been acquired by training
acquisition > pronunciation
Soundsae.kwahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > acquisition: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something.
Examples
  • "the acquisition of wealth"
  • "the acquisition of one company by another"
NarroweracceptanceThe act of taking something that is offered
annexationThe formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
assumption, laying claimThe act of taking possession of or power over something
buyoutacquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock
incurringacquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable)
inheritance, heritagehereditary succession to a title or an office or property
moneymakingThe act of making money (and accumulating wealth / wealth)
pork-barrelingacquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale
procurement, procurance, procuralThe act of getting possession of something
purchaseThe acquisition of something for payment
restitution, return, restoration, regaininggetting something back again
succession, taking overacquisition of property by descent or by will
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishadquisición
Catalanadquisició
Verbsacquirecome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
English > acquisition: 4 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningSomething acquired.
Example"a recent acquisition by the museum"
Narroweraccession, additionSomething added to what you already have
giftSomething acquired without compensation
purchaseSomething acquired by purchase
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishadquisición
Catalanadquisició
English > acquisition: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge.
Example"the child's acquisition of language"
Synonymlearning
NarrowerconditioningA learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
developmental learningLearning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
digestionLearning and coming to understand ideas and information
educationThe gradual process of acquiring knowledge
imprintingA learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
internalization, internalisation, incorporationLearning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
language learningLearning to use a language
memorization, memorisation, committal to memoryLearning so as to be able to remember verbatim
study, workapplying the mind to learning and understanding a subject / subject (especially by reading)
transfer, transfer of training, carry-overapplication of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
Broaderbasic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
Spanishadquisición, aprendizaje
Catalanadquisició, aprenentatge
Verbsacquiregain knowledge or skills
acquirecome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
English > acquisition: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningAn ability that has been acquired by training.
Synonymsskill, accomplishment, acquirement, attainment
Narrowercraft, craftsmanship, workmanshipSkill in an occupation or trade / trade
horsemanshipSkill in handling and riding horses
literacyThe ability to read and write
marksmanshipSkill in shooting
mastershipThe skill of a master
mixologySkill in preparing mixed drinks
numeracySkill with numbers and mathematics
oarsmanshipSkill as an oarsman
salesmanshipSkill in selling
seamanshipSkill in sailing
showmanshipThe ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner
soldiering, soldiershipSkills that are required for the life of soldier
swordsmanshipSkill in fencing
Broaderability, powerpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
Spanishaptitud, arte, destreza, habilidad, técnica
Catalanart, destresa, habilitat, tècnica
Verbsacquiregain knowledge or skills

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