acceptation

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cep•ta•tion  (ak′sep tāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Linguisticsthe usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc.
  2. favorable regard;
    approval.
  3. belief;
    acceptance as true or valid.
  • Middle French. See accept, -ation
  • late Middle English 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
acceptation /ˌæksɛpˈteɪʃən/ n
  1. the accepted meaning, as of a word, phrase, etc
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