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English noun: acquisition

1. acquisition (act) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something


SamplesThe acquisition of wealth.
The acquisition of one company by another.


Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting


Narrower (hyponym)acceptance, annexation, assumption, buyout, heritage, incurring, inheritance, laying claim, moneymaking, pork-barreling, procural, procurance, procurement, purchase, regaining, restitution, restoration, return, succession, taking over

2. acquisition (possession) something acquired


SamplesA recent acquisition by the museum.


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)accession, addition, gift, purchase

3. acquisition (cognition) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge


SamplesThe child's acquisition of language.


Synonymslearning


Broader (hypernym)basic cognitive process


Narrower (hyponym)carry-over, committal to memory, conditioning, developmental learning, digestion, education, imprinting, incorporation, internalisation, internalization, language learning, memorisation, memorization, study, transfer, transfer of training, work

4. acquisition (cognition) an ability that has been acquired by training


Synonymsaccomplishment, acquirement, attainment, skill


Broader (hypernym)ability, power


Narrower (hyponym)craft, craftsmanship, horsemanship, literacy, marksmanship, mastership, mixology, numeracy, oarsmanship, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, swordsmanship, workmanship









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