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obtain

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
                • Notably, lyso-SF is anticoagulantly active in plasma with an ~ IC 50 of 26 μM obtained on plasma clotting assays.
                • Microdissection was performed using the Leica LMD 6000 microdissector, to obtain the whole crypts, including pericryptal areas, for each sample.
                • Frequent buyers in a particular store become the suki, so that with this kind of a relationship, the marketgoer gets an extra treat, like obtaining more tomatoes for the price of a kilo.
              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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                1. en obtained
                2. en obtaining
                3. en obtainable
                4. en obtains
                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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