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ac·qui·si·tion

(ak'wi-zi'shŭn),
In psychology, the empiric demonstration of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials of pairing the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli.

acquisition

/ac·qui·si·tion/ (ak″wĭ-zĭ´shun) in psychology, the period in learning during which progressive increments in response strength can be measured. Also, the process involved in such learning.

acquisition

An MRI term for the process of measuring and storing image data.

Acquisition

Imaging The obtention of an image of a dynamic process or flow through a vascular lumen.
Psychology In conditioning, forming associations in first learning a task.
Purchasing The process of getting what the government needs, to where it is needed, when it is needed, as economically as possible, and in compliance with legal and administrative requirements.

acquisition

Imaging The obtaining of an image of a dynamic process or flow through a vascular lumen. See Real-time imaging.

ac·qui·si·tion

(ak-wi-zish'ŭn)
psychology the empiric demonstration of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials of pairing the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli.
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The STADA Management and Supervisory Boards have both declared that they fully support the Takeover Offer and believe that the transaction is in the best interests of the Company, its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.
The Takeover Panel's current suggestions for reform may make it easier to find out how much cash the city stacks up during takeover battles (in the Kraft - Cadbury case the fees stacked up on both sides may have topped $500 million) but they wouldn't have changed the outcome in the Cadbury case.
WEST Midland campaigners have part-won their long-running battle for a new "Cadbury Law" to clampdown on hostile takeovers following Kraft's pounds 11.
If this takeover goes through, I can't believe those programs that have achieved integration won't fall and that parts of the Valley won't break off,'' said Driver, the national spokeswoman for By Any Means Necessary, a coalition that defends affirmative action, integration and immigration rights.
Whereas the Mittal bid was characterized by its opponents as "a symbol of globalization against a symbol of Europeanization," the resistance against the subsequent intra-European takeover offers exposes the deep-seated distrust on the part of European governments of the rules of the European single market and the oversight role of the European institutions.
Enquiries of this nature are not uncommon in takeover cases and should "matters come to light", the takeover panel will conduct their own enquiries "at the relevant time".
Since we can not rely on some mythical outside takeover specialist to recognize the opportunity, northerners will have explain patiently to the current management how to make a profit on the wealth of the-northeast.
Various levels of technology can help prevent identity theft and account takeover.
He would not be surprised if other Polistes wasps include lurking takeover queens.
A typical Harris takeover involved acquiring a vulnerable company; slashing costs in the short term; selling assets for cash in the medium term, which increased share price; and then selling the stock at a substantial gain.
Commissioner,(6) the Third Circuit, in affirming a Tax Court decision, held that a corporation must capitalize consulting fees, legal fees, and other expenses incurred in deciding whether to accept a friendly takeover bid.
There were four provisions to the Pennsylvania law, the first two of which were designed to clamp down on corporate raiders by limiting the voting rights of any shareholder who acquired company holdings of 20 percent or more, and by fore ing corporate raiders to surrender short term profits (or "green mail") realized from unsuccessful hostile takeover attempts.