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procurement

[proh-kyoo r-muh nt, pruh‐] /proʊˈkyʊər mənt, prə‐/
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.
Related forms
nonprocurement, noun
self-procurement, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-procurement
procurement
c.1300, from O.Fr. procurement (13c.), from procurer (see procure). Military use is from 1957.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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