procurement

[proh-kyoor-muhnt, pruh]
noun
1.
the act of procuring, or obtaining or getting by effort, care, or the use of special means: The organ procurement procedure is very complicated.
2.
the act of obtaining equipment, materials, or supplies: The secretary of defense argued in favor of increasing the budget for procurement.

nonprocurement, noun
self-procurement, noun
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procurement (prəˈkjʊəmənt)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of procuring
2.  commerce
 a.  the act of buying
 b.  (as modifier): procurement cost; procurement budget

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procurement
c.1300, from O.Fr. procurement (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Military use is from 1957.
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Example sentences
Supercomputer procurement has long been a contentious issue.
Provide support for permitting, engineering and procurement of the turbines.
The procurement account, he said, had already taken heavy cuts in recent years.
At this stage, let me tell how our procurement and organisation works.
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