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Definition of the noun acceptability

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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 previewMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (1988)


Discussion Acceptability is a largely subjective attribute that encompasses the ...

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 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 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 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 previewDoctors in a Strange Land (2002)

The Place of International Medical Graduates in Rural America by Leonard David Baer

Acceptability is a complicated issue but at its core, in this study, is the inclusiveness of a place in receiving IMGs in the medical and nonmedical communities. A simple scenario can help personalize a key problem addressed by this study.

Google previewLow Dose Exposures in the Environment (2004)

Dose-Effect Relations and Risk Evaluation by Christian Streffer, H. Bolt, D. Follesdal

Acceptability is a normative notion and involves a number of factors having to do with values and human autonomy that will be discussed in the following. Whoever makes the decision, whether an individual, a group, an industrial firm or a ...

Google previewKey Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language (2009)

by Siobhan Chapman

Acceptability is the extent to which a sentence allowed by the rules to be grammatical is considered permissible by speakers and hearer; grammaticality is the extent to which a 'string' of language conforms with a set of given rules.

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 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 previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Consumer acceptability Controlled atmosphere storage reduced to half its original volume, thereby increasing the flavour. Consumer acceptability Extent to which a commercial product is considered satisfactory by consumers. In the case of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Creating Acceptability Despite its accessibility, a service may not be acceptable or preferred. Acceptability connotes the perceived usefulness as well as “user friendliness” of the service to the particular population in question. Low utilization ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

Others concentrate on acceptability, ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

Acceptability. of. Women. as. Performers. One issue frequently brought out in musicological writing is the greater acceptance of women as performers than as composers. Performers in western society rose to prominence in early ...

Google previewThe Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia (2010)

by Louise Cummings

In particular, it is incumbent on a theory of grammar to explain our judgements of acceptability of sentence forms. For example, the theory should explain why informants regularly attest to the ill-formedness of (1) and to the well-formedness of ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

See also acceptability; feasibility. (JP 5-0) adjust — An order to the observer or spotter to JP 1-02 5.

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Acceptability Meaning

Video shows what acceptability means. The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.. Operation plan review criterion. The determination as to whether the ...

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I've never felt the constraints of social acceptability. (Joanna Lumley)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1A1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

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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