Anything that is not present at birth but develops some time later. In medicine, the word "acquired" implies "new" or "added." An acquired condition is "new" in the sense that it is not genetic (inherited) and "added" in the sense that was not present at birth. See the entire definition of Acquired
Bought by another and larger company. Many large technology suppliers have found that it is less risky to buy the best of a particular new technology by "acquiring" a small and typically venture capital start-up company than to invest in in-house research and development.