Ipo Acquisitio Natural Food

Ipo acquisitio natural food


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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acquisition mean? 

  The noun ACQUISITION has 4 senses:

1.the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

2.something acquired

3.the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

4.an ability that has been acquired by training

  Familiarity information: ACQUISITION used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1


The act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the acquisition of one company by another

Hypernyms ("acquisition" is a kind of...):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquisition"):

procural; procurance; procurement (the act of getting possession of something)

incurring (acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable))

buyout (acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock)

regaining; restitution; restoration; return (getting something back again)

heritage; inheritance (hereditary succession to a title or an office or property)

assumption; laying claim (the act of taking possession of or power over something)

succession; taking over (acquisition of property by descent or by will)

acceptance (the act of taking something that is offered)

purchase (the acquisition of something for payment)

pork-barreling (acquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale)

annexation (the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation)

moneymaking (the act of making money (and accumulating wealth))


acquire (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sense 2


Something acquired

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

a recent acquisition by the museum

Hypernyms ("acquisition" is a kind of...):

transferred possession; transferred property (a possession whose ownership changes or lapses)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquisition"):

accession; addition (something added to what you already have)

purchase (something acquired by purchase)

gift (something acquired without compensation)

Sense 3


The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


acquisition; learning

Context example:

the child's acquisition of language

Hypernyms ("acquisition" is a kind of...):

basic cognitive process (cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquisition"):

education (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge)

carry-over; transfer; transfer of training (application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation)

study; work (applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading))

committal to memory; memorisation; memorization (learning so as to be able to remember verbatim)

language learning (learning to use a language)

imprinting (a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established)

incorporation; internalisation; internalization (learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself)

digestion (learning and coming to understand ideas and information)

developmental learning (learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development)

conditioning (a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment)


acquire (gain knowledge or skills)

acquire (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sense 4


An ability that has been acquired by training

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


accomplishment; acquirement; acquisition; attainment; skill

Hypernyms ("acquisition" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "acquisition"):

oarsmanship (skill as an oarsman)

swordsmanship (skill in fencing)

soldiering; soldiership (skills that are required for the life of soldier)

showmanship (the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner)

seamanship (skill in sailing)

salesmanship (skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy)

mixology (skill in preparing mixed drinks)

mastership (the skill of a master)

marksmanship (skill in shooting)

literacy (the ability to read and write)

horsemanship (skill in handling and riding horses)

craft; craftsmanship; workmanship (skill in an occupation or trade)

numeracy (skill with numbers and mathematics)


acquire (gain knowledge or skills)

 Context examples 

Fanny had not a word to say against its becomingness, and, excepting what remained of her scruples, was exceedingly pleased with an acquisition so very apropos.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

After a pause of several minutes, their silence was broken, by his asking her in a voice of some agitation, when he was to congratulate her on the acquisition of a brother?

(Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen)

Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition of two, to the number of inhabitants in London, was something.

(Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen)

Mrs Smith's enjoyments were not spoiled by this improvement of income, with some improvement of health, and the acquisition of such friends to be often with, for her cheerfulness and mental alacrity did not fail her; and while these prime supplies of good remained, she might have bid defiance even to greater accessions of worldly prosperity.

(Persuasion, by Jane Austen)

To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.

(Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen)

Traddles now informed me, as the result of his inquiries, that the mere mechanical acquisition necessary, except in rare cases, for thorough excellence in it, that is to say, a perfect and entire command of the mystery of short-hand writing and reading, was about equal in difficulty to the mastery of six languages; and that it might perhaps be attained, by dint of perseverance, in the course of a few years.

(David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens)

Equally formed for domestic life, and attached to country pleasures, their home was the home of affection and comfort; and to complete the picture of good, the acquisition of Mansfield living, by the death of Dr.

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

While Mary drew, Diana pursued a course of encyclopaedic reading she had (to my awe and amazement) undertaken, and I fagged away at German, he pondered a mystic lore of his own: that of some Eastern tongue, the acquisition of which he thought necessary to his plans.

(Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë)

On reaching home Fanny went immediately upstairs to deposit this unexpected acquisition, this doubtful good of a necklace, in some favourite box in the East room, which held all her smaller treasures; but on opening the door, what was her surprise to find her cousin Edmund there writing at the table!

(Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen)

Elinor had some difficulty here to refrain from observing, that she thought Fanny might have borne with composure, an acquisition of wealth to her brother, by which neither she nor her child could be possibly impoverished.

(Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen)

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