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noun British English pronunciation: acquisition /ˌækwɪˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of buying something or obtaining it in some other way
    acquisition of:

    the acquisition of property

  2. 2
    [countable] business a company that is bought by another company

    The industry's wave of mergers and acquisitions continues.

  3. 3
    [countable] formal something that someone buys or obtains in some other way

    He was showing off his latest acquisition, a new computer game.

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