[ak-wuh-zish-uh n] /ˌæk wəˈzɪʃ ən/
the act of or gaining possession:
the acquisition of real estate.
something ; addition:
public excitement about the museum’s recent acquisitions.
the purchase of one business enterprise by another: the acquisition of a rival corporation;
mergers and acquisitions.
Linguistics. the act or process of achieving mastery of a language or a linguistic rule or element:
child language acquisition; second language acquisition.
the act of acquiring or gaining possession
a person or thing of special merit added to a group
(astronautics) the process of locating a spacecraft, satellite, etc, esp by radar, in order to gather tracking and telemetric information
also reacquisition, 1796, from re- + acquisition.
late 14c., “act of obtaining,” from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere “get in addition, accumulate,” from ad- “extra” (see ad-) + quaerere “to seek to obtain” (see query (v.)). Meaning “thing obtained” is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
acquisition ac·qui·si·tion (āk’wĭ-zĭsh’ən)
The empirical demonstration in psychology of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials in which the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are paired.
[ree-akt] /riˈækt/ verb (used without object) 1. to act in response to an agent or influence: How did the audience react to the speech? 2. to act reciprocally upon each other, as two things. 3. to act in a reverse direction or manner, especially so as to return to a prior condition. 4. to act […]
[ree-akt] /riˈækt/ verb (used with object) 1. to or perform again. /riːˈækt/ verb 1. (transitive) to act or perform again
[ree-ak-tuh ns] /riˈæk təns/ noun 1. Electricity. the opposition of inductance and capacitance to alternating current, expressed in ohms: equal to the product of the sine of the angular phase difference between current and voltage and the ratio of the effective voltage to the effective current. Symbol: X. Compare , . 2. Acoustics. . /rɪˈæktəns/ […]
[ree-ak-tuh nt] /riˈæk tənt/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Also called interactant. Chemistry. any substance that undergoes a chemical change in a given . /rɪˈæktənt/ noun 1. a substance that participates in a chemical reaction, esp a substance that is present at the start of the reaction Compare product (sense 4) […]