|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|1.||the act of acquiring or gaining possession|
|3.||a person or thing of special merit added to a group|
|4.||astronautics the process of locating a spacecraft, satellite, etc, esp by radar, in order to gather tracking and telemetric information|
|[C14: from Latin acquīsītiōn-, from acquīrere to |
acquisition ac·qui·si·tion (āk'wĭ-zĭsh'ən)
The empirical demonstration in psychology of an increase in the strength of the conditioned response in successive trials in which the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are paired.