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Acquisition \Ac`qui*si"tion\, n. [L. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. F. acquisition. See Acquire.]
The act or process of acquiring.
The acquisition or loss of a province.
Specifically: (Business, Finance) The purchase of one commercial enterprise by another, whether for cash, or in a trade of stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company.
Syn: buyout, takeover.
The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Syn: See Acquirement.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
n. 1 The act or process of acquiring. 2 The thing acquired or gained; a gain.
n. 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" [syn: learning]
Acquisition is a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer client designed specifically for Mac OS X. It supports BitTorrent and is based on LimeWire. A shareware product, it is priced from $25. Acquisition is noted more for its focus on user interface and integration with Mac OS X than for its originality in features, although it makes full use of Apple's Cocoa APIs, and integrates with iTunes.
Acquisition uses parts of the LimeWire core libraries, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The graphical user interface and the open source, modified LimeWire core run as separate processes, communicating via Unix pipes, which allows parts of the software to be relicensed. This follows in the footsteps of the precedent set by Apple's proprietary Xcode suite, which relies on open source components such as gcc and gdb.
Although Acquisition uses parts of LimeWire code, it continued to work after LimeWire's decision to disable its client. It was able to do so because the code that allowed Limewire to disable their software was absent, as it was from its sister programs Cabos and FrostWire, among others.
"Acquisition" is the nineteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television seriesStar Trek: Enterprise that originally aired on March 27, 2002, on UPN. The episode was developed into a teleplay by Maria and Andre Jacquemetton from a story by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, and was directed by James Whitmore, Jr.. Set in the 22nd century, the series follows the adventures of the first Starfleet starship, Enterprise, registration NX-01. In this episode, a group of interstellar alien thieves knock out the Enterprise crew and begin looting the ship. Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III ( Connor Trinneer) is the only one left to stop them.
The Ferengi first appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Last Outpost", and first contact with the race was described in "The Battle", which meant that "Acquisition" attempted to not alter that. In addition, a Ferengi language was developed by the writers which was based on French. The episode also had a number of guest stars who had previously appeared in Star Trek; Clint Howard, Ethan Phillips and Jeffrey Combs. It was poorly received by critics, but according to the Nielsen ratings, it received a 5.2/6% audience share during broadcast.
Acquisition may refer to:
- Takeover, the acquisition of a company
- Mergers and acquisitions, strategy of buying and selling of various companies to quickly grow a company
Procurement, the acquisition of goods or services at the best possible total cost of ownership
- Military acquisition, the process of acquiring products for national defence
- Library acquisitions, the department of a library responsible for obtaining books
- Acquisition (forensic process), the creation of a disk image for use in digital forensics
- Acquisition stage, the time during which a conditional response first appears and when it increases in frequency
- as a proper name
- Acquisition (software), a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer and BitTorrent client for Mac OS X
- "Acquisition" (Star Trek: Enterprise), the 18th episode of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
Usage examples of "acquisition".
She knows that she must acquiesce in the ambitious acquisitions of the present Napoleon, or else encounter his hostility.
The reduction of the kingdom of Osrhoene was an acquisition of less splendor indeed, but of a far more solid advantage.
With the acquisition of a superfluous waste of fertile soil, the conquerors obtained the command of a naval force, sufficient to transport their armies to the coast of Asia.
The acquisition of knowledge, the exercise of our reason or fancy, and the cheerful flow of unguarded conversation, may employ the leisure of a liberal mind.
The life of Pliny had been employed in the acquisition of learning, and in the business of the world.
Whatever advantages might be derived from the acquisition of an Imperial proselyte, he was distinguished by the splendor of his purple, rather than by the superiority of wisdom, or virtue, from the many thousands of his subjects who had embraced the doctrines of Christianity.
Cyril, who, since his death, has been honored with the title of Saint, were displayed in the exercise, rather than in the acquisition, of his episcopal dignity.
He justly observes, that in the recent changes, both religions had been alternately disgraced by the seeming acquisition of worthless proselytes, of those votaries of the reigning purple, who could pass, without a reason, and without a blush, from the church to the temple, and from the altars of Jupiter to the sacred table of the Christians.
The acquisition of Modar, a prince of the royal blood of the Amali, gave a bold and faithful champion to the cause of Rome.
The acquisition of riches served only to stimulate the avarice of the rapacious Barbarians, who proceeded, by threats, by blows, and by tortures, to force from their prisoners the confession of hidden treasure.
Armenia: and a territorial acquisition, which Augustus might have despised, reflected some lustre on the declining empire of the younger Theodosius.
Phocas does not appear less hateful in the exercise than in the acquisition of power.
After their civil and domestic wars, the subjects of the Abbassides, awakening from this mental lethargy, found leisure and felt curiosity for the acquisition of profane science.
Justinian was enlarged by the splendid acquisition of Africa and Italy.
In the petty quarrels of Europe, they shed the blood of their friends and countrymen, for the acquisition perhaps of a castle or a village.