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purchase

1. something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money
2. the act of buying
3. acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance
4. a rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever
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Insisting on purchase orders (POs) may not be immediately practical in every organization, but those that have adopted it have been able to reap tremendous benefits in AP and in purchasing.
To help raise awareness of its purchasing card, Visa introduced its Supplier Enrollment Program in 2004.
The evolution of purchasing at Delaware also resulted in the consolidation of the Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments.
Although purchase orders are now prepared electronically--with forms readily accessible from university servers--how much of the selection, bidding, approval and purchasing chain are still done by separate people on separate computers, exchanged via e-mail, printed and faxed to the vendor?
Now there is growing pressure from nonprofit groups, student alliances and green businesses to persuade large buyers to support environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP).
Online purchasing (e-procurement) sites offer potential advantages over traditional purchasing methods.
The report also seriously misrepresented warnings from supervisors about the purchasing procedures,Bowen wrote.
When purchasing a firearm, each purchaser must complete the ATF Firearms Transaction Record, which provides the information licensees use to verify that an individual can legally buy a firearm and enables law enforcement officers to track firearm purchases.
First she fills out a detailed purchase requisition in triplicate and gets the formed signed by the appropriate manager; then the order is submitted to the company's purchasing departments.
At the most basic level, procurement card programs replace the various steps in the traditional purchasing process (a requisition, followed by a purchase order, followed by an invoice, followed by approval of the invoice, followed by a payment to the vendor) with an authorization to an employee to use a charge card to procure necessary goods and services.
The high loan amounts relative to housing values in low- and moderateincome neighborhoods, particularly given the prevalence of home improvement loans, may reflect a lack of wealth among borrowers purchasing homes in these neighborhoods and thus relatively smaller downpayments on home purchase loans.
The company may, in the future, purchase additional shares of its preferred stock, although the company and its affiliates are prohibited from purchasing shares until at least ten business days after December 19, 2006.