What is obtain?

  • (verb): Come into possession of.
    Example: "How did you obtain the visa?"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on obtain:

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 ...
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 ... we choose rule 1 again, we replace with and obtain the string ...
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 ...
Solusandra - The Rebel, Part II: The Dilemma of Transition
... she had heard of a woman named Dienara 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 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "obtain":

  • (verb): Be valid, applicable, or true.
    Synonyms: prevail, hold

Famous quotes containing the word obtain:

    Every community is an association of some kind and every community is established with a view to some good; for everyone always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)

    What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    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)