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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.
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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.
When the instinct was once acquired, if carried out to a much less extent even than in our British F.
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. A cat which is hungry smells fish, and goes to the larder.
Summary: Acquired cystic kidney disease occurs both, in adults and children.
Alera Group has acquired a controlling interest in The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania (The Alliance), effective July 1.
has acquired 10,904,462 common shares of Atico and an aggregate of 4.45m warrants to purchase additional common shares of Atico from Aterra Investments Ltd.
1990 - American Savings & Loan acquired by Pacific First Financial Corp
BRUSSELS, Jul 6, 2010 (TUR) -- Moroccans and Turks, topped the list of nationalities that acquired citizenship in the EU countries.
It provides that if such a trust "distributes an ownership interest in an entity ..., then for testing dates on or after the date of the distribution, the distributed ownership interest is treated as having been acquired by the distributee on the date and in the manner acquired by the trust and not as having been acquired or disposed of by the trust." In other words, the later action of distribution will have the effect of treating the holder of the distributed interest as having owned the stock all along.
Dolan has acquired the assets of Sunday Welcome LP (Portland, OR), a public notice partner with Dolan's "Daily Journal of Commerce," from the Caplan family.