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Definition of the noun acceptability

What does acceptability mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acceptabilities

  1. satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
    • examples: The acceptability of a social gesture depends on innumerable cultural factors. | The treatment's acceptability plummeted by nearly 96% that year after researchers discovered disfiguring side effects. | Acceptability concerns the receiver's wish that the text should be cohesive and be of relevance to him or her. | Text producers often speculate on the acceptability of the text, and present texts that require important contributions in order to be understood.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of acceptability: acceptableness
    • antonym of acceptability: unacceptability
    • more generic word: satisfactoriness = the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun acceptability


  1. The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.
  2. [military] Operation plan review criterion. The determination as to whether the contemplated course of action is worth the cost in manpower, materiel, and time involved; is consistent with the law of war; and is militarily and politically supportable. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)

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Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology (2012)

by Steve W. J. Kozlowski

User acceptability refers to whether the various stakeholders who are affected by the selection process believe (or at least accept) the results.

Google previewHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services (2016)

18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings by Sakae Yamamoto

System acceptability is the goal designers should aim for and can be achieved by meeting the social and practical acceptability...

Google previewClinical Radiation Oncology (2015)

by Leonard L. Gunderson, Joel E. Tepper

can provide several “reasonable” plans under physician guidance, but acceptability is a clinical decision by the radiation oncologist. One tool that aids quantitative plan evaluation is the dose-volume histogram ...

Google previewRiddles Requiring Resolution ... for Christians (2013)

by Claude O. McCoy

Acceptability is an area of pain where so many people struggle.

Google previewMoney: A Study of the Theory of the Medium of Exchange. (2003)

by David Kinley

The area of circulation depends on the basis of this confidence which induces acceptability, and may vary from the small group, in which the cause of acceptability is the personal integrity of the issuer, to the larger group influenced by political ...

Google previewCommunication Acoustics (2005)

by Jens Blauert

Thus, acceptability is a purely economic concept, as reflected in the following definition given in [9]. User Factors Attitude Emotions Experi- ence Motivation, Goals Quality of 170 S. Möller 5 Taxonomy of Quality Aspects in Human-Human ...

Google previewDesign, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions (2011)

by Souraya Sidani, Carrie Jo Braden

Acceptability refers to clients' and clinicians' view of the treatment; it influences its uptake, implementation, adherence, and, subsequently, effects on outcomes. Clients who perceive a treatment as unacceptable may not adopt it (Eckert ...

Google previewOrganizational Analysis as Deconstructive Practice (1996)

by Robert Chia

Our ultimate criterion for a paper's acceptability is that an informed reader is likely to learn something new from it and that ...

Google previewEssentials Of Functional Foods (2000)

by Mary K. Schmidl, Theodore P. Labuza

Dietary supplements are purchased voluntarily so flavor acceptability is a significant issue. Many of these products have inherent off aromas ...

Google previewTongass Forest Plan Review (1997)

Social acceptability is a broader issue that incorporates each of the first two analyses plus additional concerns such as the biophysical effects associated with each type of alternative treatment. All things considered, just how acceptable are the ...

Google previewFood Security (2009)

Money by iMinds

Acceptability refers to access to food ...

Google previewLegal Certainty in Multilingual EU Law (2013)

Language, Discourse and Reasoning at the European Court of Justice by Dr Elina Paunio

Substantive acceptability refers to the more flexible aspectof lawand judicial decisionmaking. It corresponds to the reflexivity, fluidity andcontextsensitivity of adjudication. Thesetwo distinct andsometimes even contradicting values coalesce into ...

Google previewSustainable Design Through Process Integration (2011)

Fundamentals and Applications to Industrial Pollution Prevention, Resource Conservation, and Profitability Enhancement by Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Acceptability is a measure of the likelihood of a ...

Google previewOrientation to Nursing in the Rural Community (2000)

by Angeline Bushy, Kathryn Baird-Crooks

Acceptability means that a particular service is offered in a manner that is congruent with the ethnocultural values of a target population and perceived as desirable and familiar to persons receiving it. Cultural factors that evoke consumer ...

Google previewThe Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned (2011)

by Willis H. Thomas

The range of acceptability is a zone where the method of delivery matches the level of knowledge ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of School Psychology (1996)

by Thomas Fagan, Paul G. Warden

TREATMENT ACCEPTABILITY TREATMENT ACCEPTABILITY. Treatment acceptability refers to the degree to which consumers like or dislike psychological treatments (Witt and Elliott, 1985). It is a judgment by laypersons, clients,* and/or ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

References => phonetics, phonology acceptability A term from Chomsky (1965) for the acceptability of expressions in natural languages reflecting the view of the participant in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2012)

by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner

Treatment Acceptability Figley.C. R. (Ed.). (1986). Trauma and its wake: Traumatic stress, theory, research, and intervention (Vol. 2). New York: Brunner/ Mazel. Freedy, J. R., & Hobfoll, S. E. (Eds.). (1995). Traumatic stress: From theory to ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2014)

by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner

acceptability Of a language form or an utterance: the quality of being judged ...

Google previewMotivation in Grammar and the Lexicon (2011)

by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Günter Radden

It is certainly true that the identification of the implicit subject plays a key role in increasing the acceptability of dangling participles. However, the above- mentioned criteria for searching the implicit subject only provide a vague picture about ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

” Aquinas, Summa Theologiae acceptability Philosophy of science Philosophers of science disagree about what it means for a theory to be acceptable and about what ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Economics, Third Edition (2014)

by Anthony J. Culyer

Acceptability. Curve. A graphical way of showing more information about uncertainty in a cost-effectiveness analysis than can be done by using only confidence intervals and for comparing more than two interventions, as with confidence ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

The main advantage of graded judgments is that they provide awithinsubject measureof the relative acceptability of different forms (including,for example, two forms that wouldboth be ratedas wrong inabinary judgment task). However, the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2014)

by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

Where the process of risk assessment does prove to be problematic is in terms of the acceptability of the risks identified (especially in terms of the relevance of the probabilities ascribed to the hazard) and the relative weights that should be ...

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Acceptability Meaning

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I've never felt the constraints of social acceptability. (Joanna Lumley)
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The value of this 13-letter word is 24 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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