1. [syn: skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Acquirement \Ac*quire"ment\ (-ment), n.
The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
"Rules for the acquirement of a taste." --Addison.
His acquirements by industry were . . . enriched and
enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature.
Syn: Acquisition, Acquirement.
Usage: Acquirement is used in opposition to a natural gift or
talent; as, eloquence, and skill in music and
painting, are acquirements; genius is the gift or
endowment of nature. It denotes especially personal
attainments, in opposition to material or external
things gained, which are more usually called
acquisitions; but this distinction is not always
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an ability that has been acquired by training [syn:
skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition,