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Definition of the noun acceptation

What does acceptation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acceptations

  1. acceptance as true or valid
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: acceptance = the state of being acceptable and accepted
  2. the accepted meaning of a word
  3. the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

Alternative definition of the noun acceptation


  1. [obsolete] acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
  2. 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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Google previewThe articles of religion practically considered, a sermon (1823)

by James Richardson

but the general acceptation is that of an invisible place, where souls separated from the body are received and contained. It is derived from the old Saxon word Hel, which signifies to hide, or from the participle thereof Helled, which is hidden ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

The sense in which a word or expression is understood; signification; meaning; acceptation. An assertion . . . under the common acceptance of it not only false but odious.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Information Security (2007)

by G. Manoilov, B. Radichkova

mpl d'acceptation критерии mpl приёмки acceptance inspection (the final inspection to determine whether or not a facility or system meets the specified technical and performance standards) Abnahmekontrolle f; Abnahmeprüfung f contrôle ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

acceptance, acceptation. 1 The first of these, though coming later into the language, has gradually driven out most uses of the second during the last ...

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Acceptation Meaning

Video shows what acceptation means. Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; the state of being acceptable.. The meaning in which a word or ...

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It is good news, worthy of all acceptation; and yet not too good to be true. (Matthew Henry)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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