Sinonimi: banker's acceptance
1. Banking: a time draft drawn on and accepted by a bank; SYN. banker's acceptance.
2. In contract law: words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract).
3. The act of taking something that is offered
4. The state of being acceptable and accepted
Commerce, agreement to pay bill of exchange when due. acceptance-house, merchant banker. acceptance for honor, taking up of bill of exchange by person other than drawer to protect honor of party to bill.
ETYM Latin adoptio, allied to adoptare to adopt: cf. French adoption.
1. The act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; SYN. acceptance.
2. The appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
3. Permanent legal transfer of parental rights and duties from one person to another, usually to provide care for children who would otherwise lack family upbringing.
State laws determine processes for adoption, rights of adoptees (such as access to information about natural parents), and inheritance rights. See also custody of children.
Adoption of a boy or girl before adolescence.
ETYM Latin assimilatio: cf. French assimilation.
In animals, the process by which absorbed food molecules, circulating in the blood, pass into the cells and are used for growth, tissue repair, and other metabolic activities. The actual destiny of each food molecule depends not only on its type, but also on the body requirements at that time.
1. The absorbing of one cultural group into harmony with another; SYN. absorption.
2. The state of being assimilated.
3. A linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound.
4. In the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance.
5. The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; SYN. absorption.
Sinonimi: supposition | laying claim
ETYM Old Eng. assumpcioun a taking up into heaven, Latin assumptio a taking, from assumere: cf. French assomption. Related to Assume.
1. A hypothesis that is taken for granted; SYN. supposition.
2. The act of taking possession of or power over something; SYN. laying claim.