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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

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 Air Force acquisition community is changing the way it does business to deliver capability faster and at a lower cost, said Sue Payton during testimony Sept.
After the acquisition, at least 60% of such foreign corporation's stock (determined by vote or value) is held by the domestic corporation's former shareholders (or the domestic partnership's former partners) "by reason of" holding stock in the domestic corporation or an interest in the domestic partnership; and
For decades the acquisition community has applied standard engineering and scientific principles to improve the professions of software engineering and program management.
The most significant change from FAS 141 is to require the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations, which is the focus of this article.
And, just as marriages based on the premise that he or she can change the other do not have a stellar record, mergers and acquisitions based on similar reasoning also suffer.
If the potential acquirer is a bank, the seller needs to know what other insurance agency acquisitions the bank has completed and to attempt to find out how successful those acquisitions have been.
For example, litigation income may be capital if the claim relates to the acquisition or disposition of property.
For all the acquisitions in the past five years, they have done quite well to keep a smooth earnings growth.
The inclusion of these standards adds little to this treatment of mergers and acquisitions except as a reminder that standards are of overall importance to RIM programs under any conditions.
One of our targets is to grow revenues by 8 percent per year, with half that growth coming from internal development and half from acquisitions. We acquire companies to increase market share, become a significant player in a geographic market, gain technologies, increase capacity, or improve profitability through synergies.
Accordingly, feverish activity in optical networking spurred large-scale consolidation in the heart of the industry - optical components - as seen by the "merger of equals" involving JDS Fitel and Uniphase, valued at $3.2 billion, followed later in the year by the new entity, JDS Uniphase, making its pending acquisition of OCLI for $2.8 billion.
First Mariner proposes to become the largest shareholder in Glen Burnie, and its acquisition of a minority interest is a first step in seeking to acquire all the shares of Glen Burnie.

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