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acquired

[ə′kwīrd]
(biology)
Not present at birth, but developed by an individual in response to the environment and not subject to hereditary transmission.
References in classic literature ?
SOCRATES: And nature being excluded, then came the question whether virtue is acquired by teaching?
To sum up our enquiry--the result seems to be, if we are at all right in our view, that virtue is neither natural nor acquired, but an instinct given by God to the virtuous.
I think we may say the same of all the habits and aptitudes that we acquire in all of them there has been present throughout some instinctive activity, prompting at first rather inefficient movements, but supplying the driving force while more and more effective methods are being acquired.
1990 - American Savings & Loan acquired by Pacific First Financial Corp
7874, a foreign corporation is deemed to have indirectly acquired a domestic corporation's properties if it acquires the stock of such domestic corporation, either (1) directly or (2) indirectly, through the acquisition of another domestic corporation or of a domestic or foreign partnership owning the respective shares.
Brucella abortus infection acquired in microbiology laboratories.
was acquired by Fidelity National from PMI Group on March 22.
The risk of genital HPV infection was elevated for women who smoked, used oral contraceptives or acquired a new male sex partner, especially one a woman had known for less than eight months before having sex with him or one who had had other partners.
As a result of Statement 142, all existing and newly acquired goodwill will no longer be amortized but will be tested for impairment annually and written down only when impaired.
For purposes of this subpart, shares, assets or ownership interests acquired or controlled under section 4(k)(4)(H) and this subpart are referred to as "merchant banking investments.
At Saint-Gobain, "success" means we achieve synergy, and therefore get the financial results we expect from the acquisition; and the best people in the acquired company decide to stay.
Information management personnel in an acquired organization may have already left, or if still employed, may face elimination of their jobs.