Definition of Acceptor in English :

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Acceptor meaning in English

Meaning of Acceptor in English

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1. acceptor

(chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated

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 matures

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of acceptor
1. business
the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature
2. Also called: acceptor impurity electronics
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 donor (sense 5)
3. electronics
a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency
4. chemistry
the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond

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see synonyms of acceptor
one who accepts; specif., a person who signs a promise to pay a draft or bill of exchange
2.  Chemistry
an atom that receives a pair of electrons from another atom to form a covalent bond with it
3.  Electronics
an impurity, as gallium or boron, added to a semiconductor crystal to make a p-type semiconductor

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of acceptor
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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