• (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, hold
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on obtain:

Production (computer Science) - Grammar Generation
... This stops when we obtain a string containing only terminals ... If we choose rule 1, we replace with and obtain the string ... If we choose rule 1 again, we replace with and obtain the string ...
Not Obtain+1
... Not Obtain+1 is the first full length album from Japanese rock band 12012 along with Play Dolls ... Not Obtain+1 features many of the singles and distributed CDs released prior to February, 2006 ...
Solusandra - The Rebel, Part II: The Dilemma of Transition
... who had a dream of a better world and how to obtain it ... began having the dreams and Dienara discovered how to obtain this Transition ... of congregation of Atlanteans to inform them and school them on how to obtain this better life which was essentially an act that would take all who followed to godhood ...
Aerial Photographic And Satellite Image Interpretation - Elements of Interpretation - Location
... There are two primary methods to obtain precise location in the form of coordinates. 1 now use relatively inexpensive GPS instruments in the field to obtain the desired location of an object ... This allows the aircraft to obtain exact latitude/longitude coordinates each time a photo is taken ...
Jean M. Doerge - Legislative Accomplishments
... She helped various residents in the Dubberly community in south Webster Parish obtain water service when their wells went dry ... She has worked to obtain services for Springhill ... In 2002, she helped the Springhill Medical Center obtain placement in the Rural Hospital Coalition, a move which enabled the facility to obtain additional funds ...

More definitions of "obtain":

  • (verb): Come into possession of.
    Example: "How did you obtain the visa?"

Famous quotes containing the word obtain:

    While the State becomes inflated and hypertrophied in order to obtain a firm enough grip upon individuals, but without succeeding, the latter, without mutual relationships, tumble over one another like so many liquid molecules, encountering no central energy to retain, fix and organize them.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    Women are told from their infancy, and taught by the example of their mothers, that a little knowledge of human weakness, justly termed cunning, softness of temper, outward obedience, and a scrupulous attention to a puerile kind of propriety, will obtain for them the protection of man; and should they be beautiful, every thing else is needless, for, at least, twenty years of their lives.
    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)