- 1 [with object] Get, acquire, or secure (something): an opportunity to obtain advanced degreesMore example sentences
- A new strain was one that had not been isolated from sputum samples previously obtained from an individual patient.
- The results obtained by the 2 methods of specimen handling and DNA extraction were indistinguishable.
- The parameter estimates were obtained using simulated maximum likelihood with Halton sequences as described by Train.
- 2 [no object] • formal Be prevalent, customary, or established: the price of silver fell to that obtaining elsewhere in the ancient worldMore example sentences
- But how does all this fit with what obtains here at home?
- Or are we to go semi-professional like obtains on the domestic soccer front in Ireland, with such little attraction for fans.
- I should note that Welborn Rule obtains here: all posts to me are subject to possible posting, so be forewarned!
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- The new millennium is the time for mankind's movement and the obtainment of spiritual perfection and a liberated existence, she said.
- Children of a certain race or ethnicity are also allegedly discriminated against in the obtainment of a birth certificate.
- The reproducibility of exposures and breath sampling across the test population is critical for the obtainment of comparable data.
late Middle English: from Old French obtenir, from Latin obtinere 'obtain, gain'.