acceptance

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acceptance the act of taking something that is offered "her acceptance of the gift encouraged him","he anticipated their acceptance of his offer"
    • n acceptance the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception "its adoption by society","the proposal found wide acceptance"
    • n acceptance a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations "all people should practice toleration and live together in peace"
    • n acceptance the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true "he gave credence to the gossip","acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years"
    • n acceptance (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
    • n acceptance banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank
    • n acceptance the state of being acceptable and accepted "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars was by Greer Garson in 1942. She received an Oscar for Best Actress for the movie Mrs. Miniver, and her speech was five minutes and 30 seconds long
    • Acceptance An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner.
    • Acceptance (Law) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law.
    • Acceptance (Com) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance.
    • Acceptance Meaning; acceptation.
    • Acceptance State of being accepted; acceptableness. "Makes it assured of acceptance ."
    • Acceptance The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. "They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar."
    • Acceptance (Com) The bill itself when accepted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a girl was a way to propose for marriage.. If the girl caught it, that would mean she accepts
    • n acceptance The act of accepting, or the fact of being accepted. The act of taking or receiving anything offered; a receiving with approbation or satisfaction; favorable reception.
    • n acceptance A bill of exchange that has been accepted, or the sum contained in it.
    • n acceptance The sense in which a word or expression is understood; signification; meaning; acceptation.
    • n acceptance Acceptableness; the quality of being acceptable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cher's last name was Sarkissian, she changed it because no one could pronounce it and it would not be accepted in show business.
    • ns Acceptance a favourable reception: an agreeing to terms: an accepted bill
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Quotations

  • Julie Burchill
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    “Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.”
  • Maya Angelou
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    “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • Charlotte Bronte
    Charlotte%20Bronte
    “You -- poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are -- I entreat to accept me as a husband.”
  • David H Comins
    David H Comins
    “People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.”
  • Jane Welsh Carlyle
    Jane Welsh Carlyle
    “When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor.”

Idioms

Blind acceptance - If people accept thing blindly, they accept them without questioning them at all.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acceptāreaccipĕre, acceptumad, to, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

We respond to the claim when we accept Christ.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
In the great ages of humanity it has indeed been accepted as a central and sacred fact.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Had this policy been formulated and urged by the Tokugawa rulers, there is no probability that it would have been accepted.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
He prepared to accept a certain amount of responsibility.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The larger group, however, then led by Mr. Dillon, declined to be responsible for accepting it.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
Terms scornfully rejected at an earlier date were, in 1453, accepted with every humiliating detail.
"Charles the Bold" by Ruth Putnam
He accepts this residue as the ultimate mystery of what must be called Divine Thought.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Perhaps one hundred and fifty millions of men accept it as their faith.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Orange used all his influence and persuasiveness to induce them to accept Anjou.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
His plans were accepted, and he constructed the "Winnebago," "Kickapoo," "Milwaukee," and "Chickasaw.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
They were always ready to accept combat with the Roman legions.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Blind acceptance of any teaching, religious or secular, early became quite impossible to him.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
She accepted him at the first offer, and they were married.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Driscoll accepted one, waving aside the old man's apologies.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
If the relatives accepted the blood-wite, they were not at liberty to seek revenge.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
The Apocalypse was generally accepted in the West.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
For the present I certainly shall accept the asylum my brother offers me and my son.
"Vineta" by E. Werner
Enough, she accepted his proposal and he was permitted to embrace her as his betrothed.
"The Sign of Flame" by E. Werner
And when he told her the next morning that she must not come again she was not surprised, but accepted his dismissal without a word of protest.
"The Sins of the Father" by Thomas Dixon
I ought to have accepted any orders that my father might choose to lay upon me.
"The Orange Girl" by Walter Besant
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In poetry:

"It is accepted
The angry defiance,
The challenge of battle!
It is accepted,
But not with the weapons
Of war that thou wieldest!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXII. -- The Nun Of Nida" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the time; no more delay!
This is the acceptable day,
Come in, this moment, at his call,
And live for him who died for all.
"Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast" by Charles Wesley
Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere
Then shall I stand before thy face,
And find acceptance there.
"Hymn 136" by Isaac Watts
My God, accept my early vows,
Like morning incense in thine house;
And let my nightly worship rise
Sweet as the evening sacrifice.
"Psalm 141" by Isaac Watts
Immortal crowns she now displays,
And thrones beyond the skies;
Accept her blessing while she stays,
And seize the glorious prize.
"Hymn 13" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
Oh thou who art enthroned on high,
Before whom holy angels bow,
Be pleased to hear us when we sing,
Accept the praises offered now.
"Hymn" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

The belt buckle , the choicest form of jewelry for cowboys (and also one of the only acceptable ones), has become a fashion statement.
Joseph Lieberman's campaign is having some fun with the fact that Ned Lamont accepted $100 from a socialist group, and then decided to return it because they don't accept all PAC money.
Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the benediction at the Republican National Convention on the night Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is going to get a big televised blessing from Timothy Cardinal Dolan, who will deliver the benediction at the Republican National Convention on the night the presidential contender accepts the party's nomination.
The Davis Food Co-op is accepting proposals from local charities to be beneficiaries of the 2012 Holiday Meal donation.
Paul Moga accepted the "keys" to the fighter jet in Marietta, GA.
Quotes from two of five contractors selected by Berne City Council to take part in the bidding process for a roof replacement project at the South Adams Senior Center have been deemed "non-responsive" and will not be accepted.
Can you tolerate something you don't accept.
Can you accept that you'll only be tolerated.
They accept that to do anything, accept to be affiliated to the basic part, which is that we wish to learn.
In the Bible Belt , Acceptance Is Hard-Won.
Alaska officials will accept bids June 12 for installing a cathodic protection system at the Ketchikan Shipyard—a contract estimated at up to $2.5 million.
Councilman Teresa Johnson accepted the plaque on behalf of the Cave Dwellers.
Smethanie, who also answers to Stephanie and Crazy Girl, publishes nonsense on Twitter and recently accepted a grilled cheese sandwich as her lord and savior.
In the decades since the premiere, one accepted on faith that brilliance had marked dancer- choreographer Lucinda Childs' contribution to "Einstein".
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In science:

Causal flips are not so surprising for the sgs algorithm, since that algorithm bases its conclusions entirely on the pattern of currently accepted and rejected null hypotheses, and the accepted null hypotheses may be rejected with high chance at higher sample sizes.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
In slot s2 , A continues to execute I1 to completion without any interruption. (Thus, I1 is the only interval accepted by A in slot s1 .) B accepts the heaviest interval among those with arrival time falling within slot s2 , in the same manner A did in the previous slot.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
If i is odd, then at the beginning of slot si , B is executing Ii−1 (the interval accepted by B in slot si−1 ) and A is idle. B will run Ii−1 to completion while A will accept the heaviest interval among those arriving during this slot.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
For i > 1, consider the first interval I ′ accepted by OP T in slot si = [d(Ii−2 ), d(Ii−1 )). (Recall that accepting a job means starting the job and then executing it to completion without interruption.) Since the start of slot si is after r(Ii−1 ), we have r(I ′ ) > r(Ii−1 ).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
The rest of the proof is the same as the equal length case, namely, that the interval accepted by OP T in each slot has weight at most that of the interval accepted by A or B in the same slot.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
The job accepted by an algorithm A in slot s is denoted by A(s). (Any algorithm can accept at most one job in each slot since the slot has the same length as a job.) We define the inverse A−1 (x) to be the slot s with A(s) = x, if it exists; otherwise it is undefined.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
Our approach to the proof is to map (or charge) the weights of jobs accepted by OP T to slots where A or B have accepted ‘sufficiently heavy’ jobs; namely, that each slot s receives a charge at most 1.5 times of w(A(s)) or w(B (s)).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
For B , either it has accepted the job OP T (s) before s, in which case we charge the remaining half to that slot (this is also a self charge); or OP T (s) is still pending at slot s − 1, which means at slot s − 1, B accepts a job with weight at least w(OP T (s)).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
By the same reasoning, B must have accepted X before s. (ii) If B (s0 ) = Y , then Y has already arrived before the end of slot s0 but is not accepted by A at/before s.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
The method is often implemented by drawing a Uniform[0, 1] variate, ua , and accepting if it is less than the acceptance probability.
Driving Markov chain Monte Carlo with a dependent random stream
The two chains (naive and penalty method) separate when Vt falls between the two acceptance probabilities, since then the chains make different accept/reject decisions.
Coupled MCMC with a randomized acceptance probability
The first move “ label-swap ” randomly chooses two cluster labels according to their prior probabilities p i = γi/γ , then proposes to swap them and accepts this move by using the usual Metropolis-Hastings accept/reject rule.
Gibbs Sampling for (Coupled) Infinite Mixture Models in the Stick Breaking Representation
Since its foundation it implemented the publication model common in computer science: there was one conference deadline; conference submissions were reviewed by a program committee; papers were accepted with a low acceptance rate.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Submissions that are accepted, are then automatically accepted for the conference as well.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
Low acceptance percentages, combined with variable review quality, causes acceptance to be highly random.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
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