• (adj): Gotten through environmental forces.
    Example: "Acquired characteristics (such as a suntan or a broken nose) cannot be passed on"

Some articles on acquired:

... Yageo acquired Vitrohm (founded in Denmark, 1933) in 1996 ... It acquired the Phycomp and Ferroxcube brand names from Phillips Electronics NV in the summer of 2000 ... Yageo acquired Stellar, Inc ...
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... Third party software Vendors such as Qualystem (acquired by Neoware), LanWorks (acquired by 3Com), Ardence (acquired by Citrix), APCT and Xtreamining Technology have developed and marketed software products aimed to ...
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... Maxtor (May 2006) MiniScribe acquired by Maxtor in 1990 Quantum Corp's hard disk drive division acquired by Maxtor in 2000 Digital Equipment Corporation's storage division acquired by Quantum in 1994 Conner ...
Kofax - History
... The company was founded in 1985 and was acquired by Dicom Group in 1999 ... In May 2011 Kofax acquired Atalasoft Inc ... software firm known primarily for its dotImage imaging toolkit, and in December 2011, Kofax acquired Singularity Limited, a provider of business process management (BPM) and case management software ...
Indesit - History
... already listed on the stock exchange, acquired Indesit, its great rival on the Italian market but also having a certain international presence, and the 33% of Philco Italy ... The following year, acquired and absorbed the French company Scholt├Ęs ... company of Conegliano Veneto producer of kitchen hoods, which will be fully acquired in 2002 and merged with the Company in 2003 ...

Famous quotes containing the word acquired:

    It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.
    Boris Pasternak (1890–1960)

    It is not enough that France should be regarded as a country which enjoys the remains of a freedom acquired long ago. If she is still to count in the world—and if she does not intend to, she may as well perish—she must be seen by her own citizens and by all men as an ever-flowing source of liberty. There must not be a single genuine lover of freedom in the whole world who can have a valid reason for hating France.
    Simone Weil (1909–1943)

    Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
    E.M. Cioran (b. 1911)