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acquire

[ə′kwīr]
(electronics)
Of acquisition radars, the process of detecting the presence and location of a target in sufficient detail to permit identification.
Of tracking radars, the process of positioning a radar beam so that a target is in that beam to permit the effective employment of weapons. Also known as target acquisition.
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Disordered acquisitiveness now firmly pathologized as hoarding creates in the afflicted what the writer Jean Paul Sartre called "inauthenticity" and "bad faith.
Rothschild (2001), for example, argues that Smith was concerned about greed and acquisitiveness as well as about the plight of the poor.
Her acquisitiveness came close to killing her husband and wrecked her marriage, but these developments didn't faze her sense of being entitled to the enormous houses she acquired while she was in the chips.
However, neither chastity will stop the earnings nor will acquisitiveness bring any surplus.
Mario Gotze, perhaps the jewel in his crown, sat in the stands at Wembley, a victim of injury and of Bayern's acquisitiveness.
Mario Goetze, perhaps the jewel in his crown, sat sheepishly in the stands at Wembley, a victim of injury and of Bayern's acquisitiveness.
Already in his time, there were signs of decay that, up until in our own time, have remained features of the Roman Curia system: nepotism, favoritism, acquisitiveness, corruption and dubious financial dealings.
True generosity demonstrates not only moral development but insight: "As the need to define and present ourselves diminishes, so do possessiveness and acquisitiveness.
com)-- Despite the emergence of negative economic factors Trillium Advisory Firm believes the confluence of excess liquidity, acquisitiveness of buyer constituencies and scarcity premiums afforded quality companies will collectively drive continued M&A activity through 2012, albeit at a slower rate and with a more discernible eye towards “quality” assets.
The 'sins' of greed, pride, acquisitiveness, social snobbery and many more are just as pervasive in the media and perhaps influence the more profoundly because they are less obvious.
All fine and dandy as Cheltenham is the cash cow among the Jockey Club's courses, but there is an increasing acquisitiveness about the Jockey Club attitude to the home of jumping, a feeling that it would like to see the course run more as branch office than a proudly independent province as it has been these last three decades.
Such communities require a huge cultural shift from the present focus on competitive, individualistic acquisitiveness, to cooperative and collectivist values, being content with sufficiency and enjoying non-material satisfactions.