Finance. a person who a draft or bill of exchange, especially the drawee who signs the draft or bill, confirming a willingness to pay it when due.
Also called acceptor atom, acceptor impurity. Physics. an atom of impurity in a semiconducting crystal such that the atom can capture an electron, creating a hole in a filled electron shell and thereby changing the electric conductivity of the crystal.
Chemistry. an atom, ion, group of atoms, or compound that combines with, or , another entity, thereby profoundly affecting physical and chemical properties:
electron acceptor; water acceptor.
(commerce) the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature
(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 donor (sense 5)
(electronics) a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency
(chem) the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond
acceptor ac·cep·tor or ac·cept·er (āk-sěp’tər)
The reactant in an induced reaction that has an increased rate of reaction in the presence of the inductor.
The atom that contributes no electrons to a covalent bond.
The reactant in an induced chemical reaction that has an increased rate of reaction in the presence of the inductor.
An atom or molecule that receives one or more electrons from another atom or molecule, resulting in a chemical bond or flow of electric current. Compare donor. See also electron carrier.
the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files. the state or quality of being approachable: The house was difficult of access. a way or means of approach: The only access to the house was a rough dirt road. Theology. approach to God through Jesus […]
- Access broker
a lobbyist or public-relations executive who was formerly a political figure or otherwise has connections to high officials in a governmental administration.
(defs 3, 6). Historical Examples Yet, sir, I fear your fatal openness will make you suspected as accessary, let us be ever so cautious. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded Samuel Richardson “An accessary, both before and after the fact,” he repeated to himself. Forging the Blades Bertram Mitford Marables was indicted for having been an accessary […]
- Access charge
a fee charged to long-distance telephone companies and their customers by a local telephone company for use of its lines. noun a fee for the use of a service, esp. computer, communication, or other network facilities Examples There will be a network access charge to the service providers. Usage Note computing