acquisition: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ak"wu-zish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of acquiring or gaining possession: the acquisition of real eatate.
  2. something acquired; addition: a recent acquisition to the museum.
  3. the act or process of achieving mastery of a language or a linguistic rule or element: child language acquisition; second language acquisition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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