acceptor

noun
ac·​cep·​tor | \ ik-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce acceptor (audio) , ak- \

Definition of acceptor

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 donor sense 3a

Examples of acceptor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magee’s brainwave was to install a device that had a coin acceptor and a dial to engage a timing mechanism. Tony Borroz, WIRED, "May 13, 1935: Enter the Parking Meter," 13 May 2010

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First Known Use of acceptor

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acceptor

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

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The first known use of acceptor was in 1504

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“Acceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acceptor. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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acceptor

noun
ac·​cep·​tor | \ ik-ˈsep-tər, ak- How to pronounce acceptor (audio) \

Medical Definition of acceptor

: an atom, molecule, or subatomic particle capable of receiving another entity (as an electron) especially to form a compound — compare donor sense 2

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