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1. Adequate to satisfy a need, requirement, or standard; satisfactory: an acceptable excuse; acceptable behavior. See Synonyms at sufficient.
2. Satisfactory but not superior; passable: The restaurant was acceptable but did not live up to its reputation. See Synonyms at average.

ac·cept′a·bil′i·ty, ac·cept′a·ble·ness n.
ac·cept′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acceptableness - satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standardsacceptableness - satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
satisfactoriness - the quality of giving satisfaction sufficient to meet a demand or requirement
admissibility - acceptability by virtue of being admissible
palatability, palatableness - acceptability to the mind or feelings; "the pursuit of electoral palatability"
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However, the final verdict is clear: alternative education should be regarded with suspicion as a potential detriment to the "reasonable" common will; as such it must be subjected to intense scrutiny in which uniform public schools provide the measure of acceptableness.
Rather than perform the same presentation for each family, colporteurs were encouraged to incorporate "special adaptations of the Society's labors to the wants of his ,field, by the presentation of which he may increase both his efficiency and acceptableness.
The series will conclude here, reviewing how true position and material condition, and the measured dimension of the feature are used to determine the acceptableness of a machined part.