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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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DI Fenny said the point of the operation was to "reassure the public and hopefully reduce the acquisitive crime figures at the same time".
Mumbai: Mahindra & Mahindra, India's most acquisitive manufacturer, is close to an agreement to buy a stake in Spanish auto-parts maker Cie Automotive, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Matthew Smith, from Christie + Co's Birmingham Office, said: "Midlands Co-op remains highly acquisitive for both freehold and leasehold retail units matching its requirements of 1,500 sq ft and a weekly turnover of approximately pounds 20,000.
Eiserer (NL/ NL 4/20/05), Adam Goldstein has sold the venerable newsletter company to Eli Research Inc., a North Carolina-based acquisitive publisher of newsletter and specialized-information products.
Despite the fact that the Supreme Court in Nelson, 296 US 374 (1935), found COI to be satisfied when 38% of the consideration was issuing corporation stock, many tax practitioners were reluctant to issue tax opinions on acquisitive transactions that involved less than 50% COI.
In some cases--Untitled (flowers), 2004, for example--the rooms in question look downright cozy, and seem no more suggestive of an uncontrolled acquisitive urge than, say, the Barnes Foundation near Philadelphia, or the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
Much more than just the savvy use of free time, this economy represented an acquisitive nature not unlike that of their masters; unlike their masters, however, African American slaves developed a rather communal sense of property.
Here is light and illumination for a way of life that delivers us from the bondage of the anxious, acquisitive self.
And the carrier is becoming acquisitive too - it now has almost 10% of easyJet whilst Avion, the renamed Air Atlanta Aviation Group has acquired the British charter airline Excel Airways.
However, we tend to be an acquisitive breed, and sooner or later we find that our living rooms, dens, or wherever else we look and listen are overflowing with DVDs, videotapes, CDs, etc.
With the new merger, two audacious and acquisitive brewers will get access to each other's markets and distribution networks in order to make their flagship brands into global sellers.
Acquisitive quick lube store operator is seeking to continue consolidation strategy.