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Definition of the noun acceptor

What does acceptor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acceptors

  1. (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
  2. the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: drawee = the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment

Alternative definition of the noun acceptor


  1. One who accepts.
  2. [context: In law and commerce] one who accepts a draft or a bill of exchange; a drawee after he has accepted.
  3. [chemistry] an atom or molecule which can accept an electron to form a chemical bond.
  4. [physics] a chemical acceptor atom forming a positive hole in a semiconductor.


  1. Acceptor: In semiconductor physics, an acceptor is a dopant atom that when added to a semiconductor can form a p-type region.
    • also known as 受體
  2. Acceptor: In accounting, the acceptor, also known as the drawee, is the addressee of a bill of exchange. The acceptor is the person primarily responsible for the payment of the amount mentioned in the bill to the drawer of it on the date of its maturity.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acceptor

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Google previewIntroduction to Corporate Finance (2012)

by Ale Frino, Amelia Hill, Zhian Chen

The acceptor is the financial institution facilitating the entire transaction. On the maturity...

Google previewForest Soils (2013)

Properties and Management by Khan Towhid Osman

are a variety of electron acceptors and electron donors in soil. An electron acceptor is a chemical entity that accepts electrons from another chemical entity. An electron acceptor is an oxidizing agent that, by virtue of its accepting electrons ...

Google previewMicrobiology for the Healthcare Professional (2013)

by Karin C. VanMeter, Robert J Hubert, William G. VanMeter

for energy production and the final electron acceptor is an inorganic molecule and not oxygen. Actually, oxygen is toxic to anaerobic microbes and exposure to it kills most of such ...

Google previewIon Channels (2008)

by Bernard Fermini, Birgit Priest

In this latter approach, the FRET donor is a coumarin dye linked to a phospholipid that inserts itself into the outer leaflet of the cell membrane, and the FRET acceptor is a negatively charged oxonol derivative that can distribute across the cell ...

Google previewComputer Aided Verification (2010)

22nd International Conference, CAV 2010, Edinburgh, UK, July 15-19, 2010, Proceedings by Tayssir Touili

A pushdown acceptor is a pushdown system extended with an initial configuration c0 ∈ G × Γ ∗, labeled transition rules of the form 〈g,γ〉 λ ↩→ 〈g α〉 for g,g,γ,α defined as above and λ ∈ Σ ∪ {ε}. A pushdown acceptor is given by a tuple (G,Γ,Σ ...

Google previewNatural Attenuation for Groundwater Remediation (2000)

by Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on Intrinsic Remediation, National Research Council, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies

• For iron reduction, the electron acceptor is the ferric iron ...

Google previewPHOTONICS (2012)


This is p-type material and the impurity added is called acceptor. In a semiconductor depending on ...

Google previewPolymeric Materials Encyclopedia, Twelve Volume Set (1996)

by Joseph C. Salamone

A typical complex participation system is a polymerization initiated and propagated between electron donor and electron acceptor monomers. The radical copolymerization of a specific electronaccepting monomer with an electron donor ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acceptor Stem 9 AccII (FnuDII) A restriction endonuclease from Acinetobacter calcoaceticus with the following specificity: 5′..........CGCG..........3 ′ 3′..........GCGC..........5′ AccIII (BspMII) A restriction endonuclease from ...

Google previewDictionary of DNA and Genome Technology (2012)

by Paul Singleton

acceptor - which, in turn, dissipates the energy in the form of fluorescence. (Compare BRET; see also IFRET, and FRET- like ...

Google previewEssential 25000 Law Dictionary (2015)

by The Essential 25000 Law Dictionary is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of Law words with definitions. This eBook is an easy-to-understand guide to Law terms for anyone anyways at any time. The content of this eBook is only to be used for informational purposes and an invaluable legal reference for any legal system. It's always a good idea to consult a professional lawyer or attorney with legal issues. Just remember one thing that learning never stops! Read, Read, Read! And Write, Write, Write! A thank you to my wonderful wife Beth (Griffo) Nguyen and my amazing sons Taylor Nguyen and Ashton Nguyen for all their love and support, without their emotional support and help, none of these educational language eBooks and audios would be possible.

acceptor , contracts. the person who agrees to pay a bill of exchange drawn upon him. there cannot be two separate acceptors of a bill of exchange, e.g. an acceptance by the drawee, and another for the honor of some party to the bill.

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

But in New York it is held that where the surety drawer signs the instrument “as surety" the accommodation acceptor cannot...

Acceptor supra. Protost.—An acceptor supra protest who takes up and pays the bill for the honor of the drawer may ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (2004)

by J. L. Atwood, Jonathan W. Steed

In a broad sense, this term can be used to designate any molecular3 structure able to mediate the transfer of electrons between appropriate electron donor and acceptor sites (electrodes, photoactive, and redox-active molecular components).

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3E1P3T1O1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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