The action of obtaining something.‘their protests serve no purpose and will only make their obtention of a diploma almost impossible’
- ‘Finally, we have already mentioned that the use of different values of ionization constants led to the obtention of different values.’
- ‘The polymerization method allowed the obtention of transparent samples without irregularities or stresses caused by thermal shock.’
- ‘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.’
Early 17th century: French, or from late Latin, obtentio(n-), from obtinere, obtain, gain.