|1.||[ noun ] the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something|
"the acquisition of wealth" "the acquisition of one company by another"
|Related terms:||acquiring purchase procurement restitution inheritance assumption moneymaking pork-barreling incurring repossession buyout annexation inheritance succession acceptance get|
|2.||[ noun ] something acquired|
"a recent acquisition by the museum"
|Related terms:||transferred_property gift purchase accession|
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology,education) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge|
"the child's acquisition of language"
|Related terms:||basic_cognitive_process study education conditioning transfer memorization language_learning imprinting developmental_learning extinction internalization digestion learn|
|4.||[ noun ] an ability that has been acquired by training|
|Synonyms:||skill attainment acquirement accomplishment|
|Related terms:||ability salesmanship marksmanship horsemanship soldiering craft seamanship oarsmanship swordsmanship showmanship literacy airmanship numeracy learn|