Acquisition Ac`qui*si"tion, n. [L. acquisitio, fr. acquirere: cf. F. acquisition. See {Acquire}.] 1. The act or process of acquiring. [1913 Webster]

The acquisition or loss of a province. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: (Business, Finance) The purchase of one commercial enterprise by another, whether for cash, or in a trade of stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company.

Syn: buyout, takeover. [PJC]

3. The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Acquirement}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.