Definition of acquisition


  • the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth", "the acquisition of one company by another".
  • something acquired; "a recent acquisition by the museum".
  • the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language". Synonyms: learning.
  • an ability that has been acquired by training. Synonyms: accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, skill.

Related words

acceptance, accession, addition, annexation, assumption, buyout, conditioning, craft, craftsmanship, digestion, education, gift, heritage, horsemanship, imprinting, incorporation, incurring, inheritance, internalisation, internalization, literacy, marksmanship, mastership, memorisation, memorization, mixology, moneymaking, numeracy, oarsmanship, procural, procurance, procurement, purchase, regaining, restitution, restoration, return, salesmanship, seamanship, showmanship, soldiering, soldiership, study, succession, swordsmanship, transfer, work, workmanship.

Rhymes with acquisition

abolition, academician, addition, admission, admission, admonition, ambition, ammunition, apparition, attrition, audition, clinician, coalition, cognition, commission, competition, composition, condition, contrition, decommission.

Start with acquisition

acquisitions, acquisitional.

End with acquisition


More information about acquisition

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • acquisition is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 22 points
  • acquisition is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 22 points
  • acquisition is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 25 points
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