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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 and disappear.

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

A corporate mortgage may cover property acquired by the corporation after the mortgage is given. This has been sustained upon the theory that though ineffective as a conveyance, the mortgage { operates as an executory agreement attaching ...

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

ofre/" , the acquired velocities are proportional to the timer from the beginning of the motion. For a e, b'f, cg, dh, reprefent the velocities gained during the times v a, v b , ...

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 previewAn Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents Other Than Court Forms (1908)

OMBINES- any export business hereafter acquired by either lor any] Precedent of the parties hereto of the first [two] parts as well as ...

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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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Quotes about Acquired

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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