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Dictionary definition for: Purchase

1. (n) the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"

2. (v) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

3. (n) something acquired by purchase

4. (n) a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"

5. (n) the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

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