1. The act or process of acquiring.
The acquisition or loss of a province. --Macaulay.
3. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Syn: -- See Acquirement.
n 1: the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession
of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the
acquisition of one company by another"
2: something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum"
3: the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the
child's acquisition of language" [syn: learning]
4: an ability that has been acquired by training [syn: skill,
accomplishment, acquirement, attainment]