• (adj): Gotten through environmental forces.
    Example: "Acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on"

Some articles on acquired:

Indesit - History
1987, Merloni Elettrodomestici, already listed on the stock exchange, acquired Indesit, its great rival on the Italian market but also having a certain international presence, and the 33% of Philco Italy ... The following year, acquired and absorbed the French company Scholt├Ęs ... of kitchen hoods, which will be fully acquired in 2002 and merged with the Company in 2003 ...
Seagate Technology - Acquisitions
... Maxtor (May 2006) MiniScribe acquired by Maxtor in 1990 Quantum Corp's hard disk drive division acquired by Maxtor in 2000 Digital Equipment Corporation's storage division acquired by Quantum in 1994 ...
Diskless Node - Diskless Windows Nodes
... Third party software Vendors such as Qualystem (acquired by Neoware), LanWorks (acquired by 3Com), Ardence (acquired by Citrix), APCT and Xtreamining Technology ...
... Yageo acquired Vitrohm (founded in Denmark, 1933) in 1996 ... It acquired the Phycomp and Ferroxcube brand names from Phillips Electronics NV in the summer of 2000 ... Yageo acquired Stellar, Inc ...
Kofax - History
... The company was founded in 1985 and was acquired by Dicom Group in 1999 ... In May 2011 Kofax acquired Atalasoft Inc ... primarily for its dotImage imaging toolkit, and in December 2011, Kofax acquired Singularity Limited, a provider of business process management (BPM) and case management software ...

Famous quotes containing the word acquired:

    It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.
    Boris Pasternak (1890–1960)

    As a final instance of the force of limitations in the development of concentration, I must mention that beautiful creature, Helen Keller, whom I have known for these many years. I am filled with wonder of her knowledge, acquired because shut out from all distraction. If I could have been deaf, dumb, and blind I also might have arrived at something.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self- Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is Conformity.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)