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obtain meaning

EN[əbˈteɪn] [-eɪn]
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    Definition of obtain in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGobtainsPRobtainingPT, PPobtainedSUF-ain
    1. VT To get hold of; to gain possession of, to procure; to acquire, in any way.
      1. VI OBS To secure (that) a specific objective or state of affairs be reached.
        1. VI OBS To prevail, be victorious; to succeed.
          1. VT OBS To hold; to keep, possess or occupy.
            1. VI To exist or be the case; to hold true, be in force.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Calculation of this measure is based on the analysis of the oxygen saturation signal searching for desaturation and resaturation patterns to obtain an estimation of the number of apneic events.
                • They inflicted terrible pains on her to obtain a confession.
                • Finally, we apply this result to obtain results concerning certain cuspidalization problems for fundamental groups of (not necessarily proper) hyperbolic curves over finite fields..
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Obtained buccal epithelium and newly drawn, uncentrifuged blood collected in an EDTA tube were used for analysis of gene expression: a control GAPDH gene and Osteocalcin gene.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • Instead, we perform an upper triangularization of the system to separate only the outgoing modes at all points in the frequency space, so that an exact estimate of the outgoing modes can be obtained.
                • With the notion of uncorrelatedness for random variables under the sublinear expectation, a weak law of large numbers is obtained.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                2. en obtaining
                3. en obtainable
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                5. en obtainer
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                Meaning of obtain for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "obtain" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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