verb; zero derivation
to use the file-sharing program Acquisition to download music or other media files Zero derivation: as with Google, the proper noun Acquisition is made into a verb, which in this case differs in meaning from the original form, acquire, by referencing a specific context (digital, the internet) and action (downloading). It also makes the activity suggested more precise, and in this case indicated why the friend, and not I (who didn't that particular software, which only runs on Macs), should download these files.
Ricky, my internet's not working. Acquisition that stuff for me so I can get it off your computer.
Etymology : from noun acquisition, from Fr. Latinate meaning to obtain or to get for oneself
Source : Me
Last modified: 10 June 2008