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Acquired is a member of the word family acquire, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective acquired

What does acquired mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. gotten through environmental forces

Alternative definition of the adjective acquired


  1. [medicine] Developed postfetally; not congenital.

Definition of the verb acquired

What does acquired mean as a doing word?


  1. past of acquire

Phrases with Acquired

  1. acquired taste
  2. acquired reflex
  3. acquired immunity
  4. acquired hemochromatosis
  5. acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  6. After-Acquired Title
  7. Pre-Acquired

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Google previewThe Encyclopedic Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Reports (1905)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia and Digest of All Virginia and West Virginia Case Law Up to and Including Volume 103 Virginia Reports and Volume 55 West Virginia Reports by Thomas Johnson Michie

word acquired refers to the actual possession and control of the property rather than to the acquisition of mere title." ACQUITTAL.— See the title AUTREFOIS, ACQUIT AND CONVICT. In Ball's Acquire 121 Bank of Harrisonburg v. Paul, 75 Va ...

Google previewSustaining Change in Organizations (2014)

by Julie Hodges, Roger Gill

For other companies being acquired means that they are sucked into the acquiring company ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1901)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

FUTURE-ACQUIRED PROPERTY. —Where it is so provided by the terms of the contract, a marriage settlement will cover subsequently acquired property of either of the parties as well as property then in possession.” And it is not necessary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

DESCRIPTION AND INCIDENCE Acquired Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by a deficiency in thyroid hormone (thyroxime). Although the clinical presentation varies among individuals, most affected children feature a goiter, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Immunity in which nonself–foreign antigens are pernicious to the body and, after an appropriate sensit acquired immunodeficiency syndrome See AIDS acquired leukoderma Dermatology A condition characterized by regions of otherwise ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurosciences (2015)

by David Loring

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Alexia/dyslexia, acquired Alcoholic Alcoholic Alexander disease Alcohol withdrawal syndrome A syndrome of agitation, * disorientation, and *hallucinations that may be seen in alcoholics following alcohol ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

Variable relations that in motions uniformly accelerated from a slate of reso, the acquired ve/ocities are proportiona/to the timer from the beginning of the motion. For a e, bf, c g, dh, represent the velocities gained during the times va, v b, w c, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids) and Hallucinations A Amphetamine Psychosis and Amphetamine-Induced Hallucinations A. overlap between achromatopsia and conditions such as ∗scieropia and ∗scierneuropsia, it is as yet ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2011)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

Hand images acquired using such systems require minimum processing prior to feature extraction and thereby considerably reducing the time required for the process of authentication. Typical hand geometry features extracted from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment (2011)

History, Policy, and Politics by Matthew J. Lindstrom

Status of lands and interests in lands upon acquisition by Secretary of the Interior; transfers to Secretary of Agriculture of lands and interests in lands acquired within National Forest System boundaries. Except as provided in subsection (e) ...

Google previewThe Acquisition of the Lexicon (1994)

by Lila R. Gleitman, Barbara Landau

The semantic bootstrapping hypothesis does require, as a background assumption, the idea that the semantics of at least some verbs have been acquired without relying on syntax. That is because the theory is about how syntax gets ...

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Small photo of red, black and white Danger, Hospital Acquired Infection warning signSmall photo of The leading edge of a coral is white since it has yet to acquire its symbiotic zooxanthellae. Once the symbionts are acquired they provide color for the coral. More...

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Learning is acquired by reading books but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them. (Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield)
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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1I1R1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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