late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nominative acquisitio), noun of action from past participle stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query (v.)). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
1. How did you go about making this marvellous acquisition then?
2. From her wardrobe Laura took her latest acquisition, a bright red dress.
3. The acquisition helped BCCI make its initial entrance into the US market.
4. theories of child language acquisition
5. The children progressed in the acquisition of basic skills.