• IPA: /əˈkwaɪə(ɹ)mənt/


  1. (now, rare, chiefly, in plural) Something that has been acquired; an attainment or accomplishment. [from 17th c.]
    • […] his acquirements by industry were […] enriched and enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature […]
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 27:
      If she can think, that the part she has had in your education, and your own admirable talents and acquirements, are to be thrown away upon such a worthless creature as Solmes, I could heartily quarrel with her.
  2. The act or fact of acquiring something; acquisition. [from 17th c.]
    • :
      […] rules for the acquirement of a taste […]
    • 1952, Annual report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army
      At best, a considerable time elapses between authorization and land acquirement, during which land values may vary impredictably.
  • (act of acquiring, or that which is acquired) acquisition

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