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