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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.
For example, federal law prohibits individuals from purchasing handguns in a state where they do not reside.
But used correctly by businesses, corporate purchase cards can save money, improve control and streamline a company's purchasing and accounting departments.
businesses are expanding rapidly the use of "corporate procurement cards" or "procurement cards" in purchasing goods and services for their own use and consumption Procurement card programs can be effective in reducing substantially the costs associated with such purchases when compared to traditional purchasing practices.
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.