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acceptation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acceptation  \Ac`cep*ta"tion\,  n. 
  1.  Acceptance;  reception;  favorable  reception  or  regard; 
  state  of  being  acceptable.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  is  saying  worthy  of  all  acceptation.  --1  Tim. 
  i.  15. 
 
  Some  things  .  .  .  are  notwithstanding  of  so  great 
  dignity  and  acceptation  with  God.  --Hooker. 
 
  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. 
 
  My  words  in  common  acceptation,  Could  never  give 
  this  provocation.  --Gay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acceptation 
  n  1:  acceptance  as  true  or  valid 
  2:  the  meaning  of  a  word  [syn:  {word  meaning},  {word  sense}] 




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