Definition of acquirement in English:


Line breaks: ac¦quire|ment
Pronunciation: /əˈkwʌɪəm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of acquiring something: the acquirement of self control
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    • ‘As our first announcement, we would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Adams on their acquirement of the leadership position of the Fenton home group.’
    • Other changes for Fremantle Ports in the outer harbour include the recent acquirement of 43 hectares of land.
    • Another characteristic of mindfulness he mentions is ‘acquiring ‘or ‘taking up ‘, that is, acquirement of what is useful and beneficial.’
  • 1.1 [count noun] Something acquired, typically a skill.
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    • It is, in the medieval sense of the term, a masterpiece - meaning, an exemplification of talents and acquirements, offered by their possessor as a gift to the onlooker, and a proof of attainment.
    • Raphael is a gentleman of great talents and scientific acquirements and is well known, not only in the British Empire, but also in the United States of America.
    • It is a corpus based on the assumption of the achievements of a European sensibility, steeped in cultural acquirements, aesthetic eclecticism and an accommodating receptivity of mind.
    attainment, achievement, accomplishment, skill, art, talent, capability, qualification; proficiency, mastery

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