Meaning of obtention in English:


Pronunciation /əbˈtɛnʃn/


  • The action of obtaining something.

    ‘their protests serve no purpose and will only make their obtention of a diploma almost impossible’
    • ‘Alphonse used to say, a thing needed cancels the pleasure of its obtention.’
    • ‘Finally, we have already mentioned that the use of different values of ionization constants led to the obtention of different values.’
    • ‘The polymerization method allowed the obtention of transparent samples without irregularities or stresses caused by thermal shock.’
    • ‘However, a definitive answer to this question requires the obtention of a harmonic reference state.’


Early 17th century from French, or from late Latin obtentio(n-), from obtinere ‘obtain, gain’.