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1. also ac·cept·er One who signs a draft or bill of exchange.
2. Chemistry An atom that accepts or incorporates a part from a donor, especially an atom that incorporates electrons to form a bond with another atom.
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1. (Banking & Finance) commerce the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature
2. (Electronics) electronics Also called: acceptor impurity an impurity, such as gallium, added to a semiconductor material to increase its p-type conductivity by increasing the number of holes in the semiconductor. Compare donor5
3. (Electronics) electronics a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency
4. (Chemistry) chem the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond
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(ækˈsɛp tər)

1. one that accepts; accepter.
2. a person who acccepts for payment a draft or bill of exchange.
3. an atom that receives a pair of electrons to form a chemical bond.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acceptor - (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donatedacceptor - (chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.acceptor - the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it maturesacceptor - the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
drawee - the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment
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[əkˈseptəʳ] Naceptador(a) m/f (Comm) → aceptante mf
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FRET requires the use of two fluorescent dyes, one termed a donor and the other an acceptor. In the FRET system, the donor dye (D) absorbs a photon to generate an excited state (D*).
Part 1 identified the respondent as a handbill acceptor or nonacceptor.
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The carbohydrates used included three new preparations synthesized from alternansucrase (asr)--maltose acceptor product, raffinose acceptor product and low mass alternan--and three commercial products: Benefiber, Fibersol-2 and Neosugar.
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West Chester, Pa.-based MEI, a developer of electronic cash payment systems, says its cash acceptor has been installed in 69 coin-counting kiosks in grocery stores in Sacramento, Calif., Tampa, Fla., and Providence, R.I.
One exciting discovery is that substituting tin oxide ([SnO.sub.2]) for [TiO.sub.2] sufficiently chang es the acceptor levels and electronic coupling efficiencies to produce cells with absorbed photon-to-current efficiencies approaching 40 %, constant across the visible spectrum.
So if more than one method is available, and acceptor can switch over to a more suitable method of choice if the first (or previous) method of choice becomes unacceptable.
For years, scientists have been able to store light energy chemically using systems that utilize the ability of a donor molecule--one that becomes charged when exposed to light--to transfer its electric charge to an acceptor molecule.
Key statement: A tire component comprising a rubber composition having a highly unsaturated diene elastomer and a reinforcing filler with a first methylene acceptor selected from 3-hydroxydiphenylamine, 4-hydroxydiphenylamine or combinations thereof; a second methylene acceptor selected from a Novolac resin, diphenylolmethane, diphenylolethane diphenylolpropane, diphenylolbutane, a naphthol, a cresol or combinations thereof and a methylene donor.