Definitions for acceptationˌæk sɛpˈteɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•cep•ta•tionˌæk sɛpˈteɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. favorable regard; approval.

  3. belief; acceptance as valid or true.

Origin of acceptation:

1400–50; late ME < MF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acceptation(noun)

    acceptance as true or valid

  2. word meaning, word sense, acceptation(noun)

    the accepted meaning of a word

  3. adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal(noun)

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

    "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"


  1. acceptation(Noun)

    Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable.

  2. acceptation(Noun)

    The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received.

    The term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.

  3. acceptation(Noun)

    Ready belief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acceptation(noun)

    acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable

  2. Acceptation(noun)

    the meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation

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