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Acquisition

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Engineering

In engineering, the term acquisition has the following meanings:

1. In satellite communications, the process of locking tracking equipment on a signal from a communications satellite.

2. The process of achieving synchronization.

3. In servo systems, the process of entering the boundary conditions that will allow the servo loop to capture the signal and achieve lock-on.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188

Psychology

In Psychology specifically in Behaviorism and Social learning theory it is the process by humans adapt to their environments, learn or become conditioned.

Business

In Business Mergers and acquisitions, takeover, in business, acquisition is when one company purchases another.

Software

Acquisition is an open source based peer-to-peer Gnutella client for Mac OS X. It highlights files in the user's iTunes library.de:Akquisition fr:Acquisition

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