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[proh-kyoo r-muh nt, pruh‐] /proʊˈkyʊər mənt, prə‐/
the act of procuring, or obtaining or getting by effort, care, or the use of special means:
The organ procurement procedure is very complicated.
the act of obtaining equipment, materials, or supplies:
The secretary of defense argued in favor of increasing the budget for procurement.
Related forms
nonprocurement, noun
self-procurement, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for procurement
  • 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.
  • Sadly, they often show no such reservations regarding weapons procurement.
  • It's also an inside look at the mind-bogglingly complex Pentagon procurement system.
  • All told, the report says, the division had no formal procurement policy.
  • The biggest savings are likely to come in procurement.
  • They also claim that the public sector is less exposed to risk than is the case with traditional procurement.
  • The procurement process took four or five months.
British Dictionary definitions for procurement


the act or an instance of procuring
  1. the act of buying
  2. (as modifier): procurement cost, procurement budget
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Word Origin and History for procurement

c.1300, "use of improper influence," from Old French procurement "management, stewardship" (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Meaning "process of bringing something about" (by the action of another) is from c.1400. Military use by 1949, American English.

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