Acquired refers to physically gaining an object or condition or the learning or achievement of new skills or knowledge.

For example. learning to fly a plane means acquiring a great deal of knowledge about mechanics, physics, meteorology, etc. AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome. In behaviorism acquired can refer to acquisition (the first step in the learning or conditioning process). After conditioning occurs the organism can be said to have acquired the response.

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