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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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Indefinite acquisitiveness (unfettered greed) inevitably ends up--what with the inequality of talent and opportunities--allowing the wealthier to enslave the poorer on the most profitable terms.
For example, Willard Sunderland's essay on the porcelain figures of "peoples of the Russian Empire" surely evokes both the inquisitiveness of the educated, upper-class Russians who owned them, as well as the acquisitiveness of the colonial project in a concrete way: instead of a porcelain shepherdess to decorate her shelf, the well-to-do Russian dame had a Samoyed reindeer herder, reproduced with ethnographic fidelity.
In saying that we back people who are aspirational, we have tended to equate aspiration with acquisitiveness, forgetting the qualities of generosity and empathy which are needed to make communities work.
The left-hand, right-hand pair brought conflicting styles and batting strategies to the crease but accumulated runs with a similar sense of acquisitiveness Gambhir reached his 10th half century in Tests in 117 minutes from 97 balls with eight fours.
The propulsion to greed in an effort to control generates ravenous acquisitiveness, so that life becomes a passionate pursuit of every form of security and self-worth, most particularly through more money.
Clearly, we now live in a pluralistic world, with values derived from science or economics--consumerism, acquisitiveness, egoism.
This history of our language is the 'story of the acquisitiveness of English', a 'hybrid' language which has borrowed and absorbed words from 350 other languages.
Since the Founding, American acquisitiveness has fueled an inexorable, ruthless expansionism.
More unequal societies are also associated with an increased acquisitiveness for status-conferring objects.
Their final measure assessed seven facets of motivation: Acquisitiveness for material wealth, Dominance, Competitiveness, Status Aspiration, Pursuit of Excellence, Work Ethic, and Mastery.
He then considers their relevance for contemporary times, arguing that Blair and his ilk distort Tawney and Temple by focusing on the common themes of fellowship, freedom, equality, and service without including acknowledgement of the English ethical socialists' critique of personal acquisitiveness.
They might also then point out the added detrimental costs to society of susceptible individuals watching adverts promoting mainly acquisitiveness, materialism, dissatisfaction, selfishness, vanity, greed and envy.