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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
                • A 600μL blood sample acquired in hirudinized tubes (Sarstedt) was obtained to perform ADP and TRAP tests in each patient.
                • After Page, Dr. E. Goodenough ruled the school from 1819 to 1828. On his retirement he obtained the deanery of Wells ...
                • The "isomorphic" PPTL formulas can be obtained by first an equisatisfiable translation and then an isomorphic mapping.
              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
                • With the notion of uncorrelatedness for random variables under the sublinear expectation, a weak law of large numbers is obtained.
                • 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.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Source: Wiktionary

                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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