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Definition of the adjective acceptable

What does acceptable mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more acceptable / most acceptable

  1. worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
  2. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
  3. meeting requirements
  4. adequate for the purpose
    • example: the water was acceptable for drinking
    • similar: fit

Alternative definition of the adjective acceptable


  1. Capable, worthy, or sure of being accepted or received with pleasure; pleasing to a receiver; gratifying; agreeable; welcome; as, an acceptable present, one acceptable to us.
  2. Barely worthy, less than excellent; passable.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

The biggest advantage of mezzanine finance lies in the almost unlimited flexibility of this instrument such that the structure of the deal can be well adapted Minimum Acceptable Return • 299 to the financing needs of the company. For example ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Acceptable if there is full ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel

dektos means "what one can accept," hence in the LXX "acceptable," "pleasing." apo- and euprosdektos have the same meaning. 1.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crisis Management (2013)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, Ryan Hagen

Maximum acceptable outage (MAO) is the term given to the maximum period of time that a sys— tem or key product can be unavailable or undeliv— erable following a disruption before its loss will have an irreparable impact upon a business, ...

Google previewDictionary of International Trade (2005)

Handbook of the Global Trade Community Includes 21 Key Appendices by Edward G. Hinkelman

English German French Spanish aboard an Bord a bord a bordo accept annehmen accepter aceptar acceptable annehmbar acceptable aceptable, admisible, de calidad suficiente acceptance Annahme, Empfang acceptation aceptacion ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1997)

Volume 61 - Vacuum System Design to Velocity: Terminal in Setting: Estimation by John J. McKetta Jr

Acceptable Air Leakage Rates Various methods have been ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of K9 Terminology (2013)

by Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert

Thisisan acceptable color. • TheBelgian Sheepdog isblackormay be black with white only in specified areas. • Black with ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

acceptable entry conditions As pertains to confined space entry, the conditions that ...

Google previewDARE's Dictionary of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (2003)

by A.M.O. Mohamed, D. Chenaf, S. El-Shahed

Acceptable daily intake (ADI): An estimate of thé maximum amount of a chemical (in mg/kg body weight/day) to which a potential receptor can be exposed on a daily basis over an extendcd period of time — usually a lifetime — without suffering ...

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

Acceptable (acceptable), adj. gladly received, ...

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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. (E.L. Doctorow)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1A1B3L1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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