Acquisition may refer to:

  • Takeover, the acquisition of a company
  • Mergers and acquisitions, strategy of buying and selling of various companies to quickly grow a company
  • Procurement, the acquisition of goods and/or services at the best possible total cost of ownership
    • Military acquisition, the process of acquiring products for national defence
  • "Acquisition" (Enterprise), the 18th episode of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Seismic acquisition, the artificial generation and recording of seismic data.
  • Acquisition (software), a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer and BitTorrent client for Mac OS X
  • Acquisition (forensic process), the creation of a disk image for use in digital forensics.
  • Acquisition stage, the time during which a conditional response first appears and when it increases in frequency.

Famous quotes containing the word acquisition:

    Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
    Socrates (469–399 B.C.)

    Whatever may be our just grievances in the southern states, it is fitting that we acknowledge that, considering their poverty and past relationship to the Negro race, they have done remarkably well for the cause of education among us. That the whole South should commit itself to the principle that the colored people have a right to be educated is an immense acquisition to the cause of popular education.
    Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944)

    Always and everywhere children take an active role in the construction and acquisition of learning and understanding. To learn is a satisfying experience, but also, as the psychologist Nelson Goodman tells us, to understand is to experience desire, drama, and conquest.
    Carolyn Edwards (20th century)