acquirement

acquirement
noun Date: 1630 1. a skill of mind or body usually resulting from continued endeavor 2. the act of acquiring

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  • Acquirement — Ac*quire ment ( ment), n. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. Rules for the acquirement of a taste. Addison. [1913 Webster] His acquirements by industry were . . . enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquirement — acquirement, acquisition, attainment, accomplishment denote in common a power or skill that is the fruit of exertion or effort; in this sense they are often used in the plural. Acquirement implies achievement as a result of continued endeavor and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acquirement — index acquisition, distress (seizure), edification, realization, receipt (act of receiving) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • acquirement — [ə kwīr′mənt] n. 1. an acquiring or being acquired 2. something acquired, as a skill or ability gained by learning …   English World dictionary

  • acquirement — noun The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment. Rules for the acquirement of a taste. mdash; Syn: acquisition …   Wiktionary

  • acquirement — acquire ► VERB 1) come to possess. 2) learn or develop (a skill, quality, etc.). DERIVATIVES acquirement noun acquirer noun. ORIGIN Latin acquirere get in addition , from quaerere seek …   English terms dictionary

  • acquirement — /euh kwuyeur meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of acquiring, esp. the gaining of knowledge or mental attributes. 2. Often, acquirements. something that is acquired, esp. an acquired ability or attainment. [1620 30; ACQUIRE + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • acquirement — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. skill, ability, education, capability, knowledge, accomplishment. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something completed or attained successfully: accomplishment, achievement, acquisition, attainment, effort, feat. See …   English dictionary for students

  • acquirement — ac quire·ment || mÉ™nt n. something acquired or attained …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquirement — n. 1. Acquiring, gathering, gaining, mastery. 2. Accomplishment, attainment, acquisition, stock of knowledge, mental resources …   New dictionary of synonyms

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