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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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These outlets are a particular draw for 18- to 24-year-old shoppers, as 81.6 percent report purchasing gas at fuel-only sites, compared to 63 percent for all other age groups combined.
Purchasing energy on the commodities market allows landlords to pass along significant tax savings to tenants.
"I've always worked in private industry where people don't share their knowledge," says Jeff DiCiaccio, director of Purchasing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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.
Respondents Carl and Stephen Thomas solicited members of the Purchasing Group to buy First Western shares on various occasions, including at the conclusion of Carl Thomas's Bible study meetings.
Purchasing a life or disability insurance policy on the life of each of the other partners becomes increasingly complex to administer as the number of owners changes over time.
Now that budgets are slowly increasing, companies are taking a long, microscopic look at the total cost of ownership (TCO) when purchasing new storage.
Long-term care is coming into its own in the $34 billion-a-year healthcare group purchasing business--but facilities are still missing out on new opportunities as they attempt to come to grips with group purchasing organizations (GPOs), whether national or regional.
To decide whether purchasing property in South Florida is the right decision, Gross suggests the following:
The warrants were contingent on the customer purchasing a certain level of product from the taxpayer.
How many schools still depend on 20th-century purchasing processes?

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