WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ac•qui•si•tion /ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of acquiring.
  2. something acquired[countable]His latest acquisition was a new car.
See -quis-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ac•qui•si•tion  (ak′wə zishən), 
  1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession:the acquisition of real eatate.
  2. something acquired; addition:a recent acquisition to the museum.
  3. Linguistics[Ling.]the act or process of achieving mastery of a language or a linguistic rule or element:child language acquisition; second language acquisition.
  • Latin acquīsītiōn- (stem of acquīsītiō), equivalent. to acquīsīt(us), past participle of acquīrere to acquire + -iōn- -ion
  • Middle English adquisicioun, a(c)quisicion 1375–1425
ac′qui•sition•al, adj. 
ac•quis•i•tor  (ə kwizi tər), 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

acquisition /ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən/ n
  1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession
  2. something acquired
  3. a person or thing of special merit added to a group
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin acquīsītiōn-, from acquīrere to acquire

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