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The action of obtaining something.
- ‘Alphonse used to say, a thing needed cancels the pleasure of its obtention.’
- ‘However, a definitive answer to this question requires the obtention of a harmonic reference state.’
- ‘The polymerization method allowed the obtention of transparent samples without irregularities or stresses caused by thermal shock.’
- ‘Finally, we have already mentioned that the use of different values of ionization constants led to the obtention of different values.’
Early 17th century: from French, or from late Latin obtentio(n-), from obtinere obtain, gain.
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