1 the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
2 the state of being rejected [ant: acceptance]
3 (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign; "rejection of the transplanted liver"
4 the speech act of rejecting
- The act of rejecting.
- The state of being rejected.
the act of rejecting
The word "rejection" was first used in 1415. The original meaning was "to throw" or "to throw back".
Rejection may mean:
- Social rejection, in psychology, an interpersonal situation that occurs when a person or group of people exclude an individual from a social relationship
- Transplant rejection, in medicine, the immune reaction of a host organism to a foreign biological tissue, such as in a transplantation
- In telecommunications, rejection is the receiving of the desired signal without interference from another undesired one. See Electronic selectivity
- In basketball, rejection is a slang term for a block
- Rejection sampling, in mathematics, a technique used to generate observations from a distribution
- In zoology, the shunning of one or more animals in a litter
Rejection may also refer to:
- A song by Martin Solveig
- Perfection, Nevada, a fictional town in the Tremors film and T.V. series, originally named Rejection
rejection in German: Ablehnung
rejection in French: Rejet
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