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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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He regularly advises Australian and overseas clients on contested and negotiated takeovers as well as corporate and securities law matters.
Making such a distinction is vital if we are to throw some sands in the wheels of the takeover machine and allow firms some scope for long-term investment and planning.
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The Spanish government's attempts to prevent a takeover of the Spanish electricity company Endesa by its German competitor Eon;
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This effort should be part of a studied, long-term plan, not of a "quick fix," which an ARS takeover represents.
Fees incurred by a target corporation in a friendly takeover must generally be capitalized, because such takeovers usually produce significant long-term benefits.
Pennsylvanians were mad as hell at Reaganomics and the takeover boom of the 1980s, and they weren't going to take it anymore.
34 (1992), at first glance, appeared to involve an unfriendly takeover that would allow clarification on the applicability of INDOPCO.
However, taxpayers should not place undue reliance on the IRS's current thinking on hostile takeovers as found in TAM 9144042.