What is obtain?

  • (verb): Receive a specified treatment (abstract).
    Synonyms: receive, get, find, incur
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on obtain:

Production (computer Science) - Grammar Generation
... This stops when we obtain a string containing only terminals ... If we choose rule 1, we replace with and obtain the string ... If we choose rule 1 again, we replace with and obtain the string ...
Not Obtain+1
... Not Obtain+1 is the first full length album from Japanese rock band 12012 along with Play Dolls ... Not Obtain+1 features many of the singles and distributed CDs released prior to February, 2006 ...
Jean M. Doerge - Legislative Accomplishments
... in the Dubberly community in south Webster Parish obtain water service when their wells went dry ... She has worked to obtain services for Springhill ... she helped the Springhill Medical Center obtain placement in the Rural Hospital Coalition, a move which enabled the facility to obtain additional funds ...
Aerial Photographic And Satellite Image Interpretation - Elements of Interpretation - Location
... There are two primary methods to obtain precise location in the form of coordinates ... who choose option 1 now use relatively inexpensive GPS instruments in the field to obtain the desired location of an object ... This allows the aircraft to obtain exact latitude/longitude coordinates each time a photo is taken ...
Solusandra - The Rebel, Part II: The Dilemma of Transition
... woman named Dienara who had a dream of a better world and how to obtain it ... Other Atlanteans began having the dreams and Dienara discovered how to obtain this Transition ... organized a sort of congregation of Atlanteans to inform them and school them on how to obtain this better life which was essentially an act that would take all who followed to ...

More definitions of "obtain":

  • (verb): Come into possession of.
    Example: "How did you obtain the visa?"
  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, hold

Famous quotes containing the word obtain:

    Gilbert Jonas, painter, believed in his star.... His own faith was not, however, without its virtues because it consisted in admitting, in some obscure way, that he would obtain many things without deserving them.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    How can a man be satisfied to entertain an opinion merely, and enjoy it? Is there any enjoyment in it, if his opinion is that he is aggrieved? If you are cheated out of a single dollar by your neighbor, you do not rest satisfied with knowing that you are cheated, or with saying that you are cheated, or even with petitioning him to pay you your due; but you take effectual steps at once to obtain the full amount, and see that you are never cheated again.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I learned from my two years’ experience that it would cost incredibly little trouble to obtain one’s necessary food, even in this latitude; that a man may use as simple a diet as the animals, and yet retain health and strength.... Yet men have come to such a pass that they frequently starve, not for want of necessaries, but for want of luxuries.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)