Definition of acceptor in English:

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acceptor

Pronunciation: /əkˈseptər/

noun

1A person or thing that accepts or receives something: he hoped to make the most of being one of the first acceptors of bitcoin in the Sydney marketplace don’t all award accepters memorize what to say beforehand?
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  • The Melbourne Cup has attracted a total of 168 first acceptors.
  • At maturity the Discount House will collect the face value of the bill from the acceptor.
  • There are only around 100 000 card accepters in South Africa serving a population of around 60 million.
2 Chemistry An atom or molecule that is able to bind to or accept an electron or other species: some micro-organisms can use oxygen as an electron acceptor
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  • The first step of the Calvin cycle is the addition of carbon dioxide to an acceptor molecule.
  • The glow of the firefly, which is due to the oxidation of the molecule luciferin, with the enzyme luciferase acting as a catalyst in the oxidation process and oxygen acting as the electron acceptor, is an example of bioluminescence.
  • Peroxidases are haem-containing enzymes which mediate oxidation of a variety of molecules using hydrogen peroxide as an electron acceptor.
2.1 Physics An acceptor atom forming a positive hole in a semiconductor.
Example sentences
  • The number of photons needed approaches infinity when the acceptor is completely depolarized.
  • The holes likewise leave negative acceptor ions.
  • The results support the idea that the strength of hydrogen bonding reflects the magnitude of the charges on the associated proton donor and acceptor atoms.

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Syllabification: ac·cep·tor

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