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

Some articles on acquired:

Kofax - History
... The company was founded in 1985 and was acquired by Dicom Group in 1999 ... In May 2011 Kofax acquired Atalasoft Inc ... firm known 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 ...
... 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 ...
Indesit - History
... 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 Conegliano Veneto producer of kitchen hoods, which will be fully acquired in 2002 and merged with the Company in 2003 ...
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 have developed and marketed software ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word acquired:

    The poorest children in a community now find the beneficent kindergarten open to them from the age of two-and-a-half to six years. Too young heretofore to be eligible to any public school, they have acquired in their babyhood the vicious tendencies of their own depraved neighborhoods; and to their environment at that tender age had been due the loss of decency and self-respect that no after example of education has been able to restore to them.
    Virginia Thrall Smith (1836–1903)

    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)

    Indeed, the best books have a use, like sticks and stones, which is above or beside their design, not anticipated in the preface, not concluded in the appendix. Even Virgil’s poetry serves a very different use to me today from what it did to his contemporaries. It has often an acquired and accidental value merely, proving that man is still man in the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)