2: one that accepts an order or a bill of exchange
3: an atom, molecule, or subatomic particle capable of receiving another entity (such as an electron) especially to form a compound — compare donorsense 3a
Examples of acceptor in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThis gives exosomes an unrivalled ability to specifically target acceptor cells expressing particular surface antigens.
Philip W. Askenase, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Magee’s brainwave was to install a device that had a coin acceptor and a dial to engage a timing mechanism.
Tony Borroz, WIRED, 13 May 2010
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Middle English acceptour (in the phrase acceptour of persones, translation of the Vulgate phrase personarum acceptor—Acts 10:34), borrowed from Latin acceptor, from accipere "to take, receive" + -tor, agent suffix — more at accept