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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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Over the past year serious acquisitive crime offences dropped by more than 1,000, while overall crime fell by 3.
Still, it is more likely that acquisitive, entrepreneurial, and subversive individualisms during the Spanish Civil War reflected the strength of an already existing consumerist culture and were popular expressions of frustration with the breakdown of the systems that brought food, tobacco, coffee, alcohol and other consumer commodities into the marketplace.
Trainees with current offences which were unambiguously violent (murder, wounding, grievous bodily harm, assault) were compared with those with current offences which were unambiguously acquisitive (burglary, theft, receiving, handling, frauds, and forgery).
NEP's investment thesis was predicated more on organic, rather than acquisitive, growth through the addition of new customers and ship-to-locations.
The advice comes as part of the force-wide Don't let thieves steal your Christmas campaign aimed at driving down acquisitive crime, which includes burglaries, personal robberies, shoplifting and thefts from cars.
Since then, 215 people have been arrested for serious acquisitive crimes including burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.
But he said statistics for a different time period showed better news for acquisitive crimes.
357(c) inapplicable to acquisitive D reorganizations.
Kaupthing, the Icelandic investment bank that has advised the acquisitive retail company Baugur on a number of UK deals, is looking to build up its presence in the UK after recently opening a London office.
Marcial Boo, Head of the Home Office's Acquisitive Crime Team, said he was particularly struck by the achievements in Hartlepool.
Officers from the West Midlands Acquisitive Crime Team, members of the stolen vehicle squad and uniformed police swooped at a business premises in Coventry and a house in Nuneaton on Tuesday.
Gardeners are among the most generous, least acquisitive people in the world, having absorbed the lesson of ``constant giving without thought of reward'' from their plants.