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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
                • Sera were obtained from two primates: A01220, inoculated cervically and in multiple salpingeal pockets, and J00106, inoculated only in the cervix.
                • The slightly better control after seven days obtained with Etox is probably related to the greater residuality of Etofenprox compared to Cypermethrin [32 ].
                • Readings of heart biopotential and physical activity were obtained using a biotelemetry system (Data Sciences Int., St Paul, MN, USA).
              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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                5. en obtainer
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "obtain" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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