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

- the acquisition of wealth

- the acquisition of one company by another

Definition categories: act, acquiring, getting

2. something acquired

- a recent acquisition by the museum

Definition categories: possession

3. the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge

- the child's acquisition of language

Similar word(s): learning

Definition categories: thought

4. an ability that has been acquired by training

Similar word(s): accomplishment, acquirement, attainment, skill

Definition categories: thought, ability, power

Sentences with acquisition as a noun:

- The acquisition of sports equipment can be fun in itself.

- That graphite tennis racquet is quite an acquisition.