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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
                • After deparaffinisation, sections were stained with Alcian blue/Van Gieson/HTX to obtain a histological overview of the tendon samples.
                • We will waterflood the well in order to obtain the remaining oil.
                • The slightly better control after seven days obtained with Etox is probably related to the greater residuality of Etofenprox compared to Cypermethrin [32 ].
              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
                Related Links:
                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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