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acquisition

[‚ak·wə′zish·ən]
(engineering)
The process of pointing an antenna or a telescope so that it is properly oriented to allow gathering of tracking or telemetry data from a satellite or space probe.

acquisition

i. The act of visually identifying an object of interest—another aircraft, aerial target, or object/target on ground—from the air.
ii. The detection and identification of a target by radar or another sensor on board the aircraft.
iii. Reaching the desired flight parameter, such as flight level or air speed.
iv. Reaching the desired point in airspace, such as the ILS (instrument landing system) localizer or glide-slope.
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Everything we do in Air Force acquisition is dedicated to getting an operational, suitable, effective, best-value and affordable product to the warfighter, in the least amount of time.
140 million acquisition financing--Tierra Del Sol, Aruba--The financing will be used for the acquisition of the Tierra Del Sol Resort and Country Club, the premier golf and country club on the island of Aruba.
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A point-to-point interface requires tight coupling, resulting in a lack of agility, slow acquisition times, and high cost to change.
In recent Grant Thornton LLP surveys, three reasons were most frequently cited for acquisition failures: poor integration planning, lack of strategic rationale and weak cultural fit.
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Students develop an understanding of how to be effective in an international defense acquisition program.
In language learning the acquisition metaphor has been particularly prevalent, most noticeably in the generally accepted description of language learning as second language acquisition (SLA).
We ended negotiations with one promising acquisition in part because their benefits were not competitive.
8) The statute also creates a rebuttable presumption that any acquisition occurring two years before or after a section 355 distribution is part of such a plan.