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Definition of Rejection

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refusal, denial, act of rejecting; state of being rejected; auto-immune response to a transplanted organ or body tissue
Rejection Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Rejection Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
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\re*jec"tion\ (r?-j?k"sh?n), n. [l. rejectio: cf. f. réjection.] act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.
1. the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
2. the state of being rejected [ant: acceptance]
3. (medicine) 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

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 mental rejection 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwrthod = v. to refuse, to reject; n. refusal, rejection
Gwrthodiad = n. a rejection
Llysiad = n. a setting aside, an exception; a rejection
Llysiant = n. separation; rejection, refusal; exception
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of rejecting something; "his proposals were met with rejection"
(hypernym) act, human action, human activity
(hyponym) brush-off
(derivation) refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline
2. the state of being rejected
(antonym) acceptance
(hypernym) situation, state of affairs
(hyponym) apostasy, renunciation, defection
3. (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign; "rejection of the transplanted liver"
(hypernym) organic phenomenon
(classification) medicine, medical specialty
4. the speech act of rejecting
(hypernym) speech act
(hyponym) repudiation, renunciation
Rejection Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Refusal by a bank to grant credit, usually due to a financial situation or the history of the person requesting credit; or the refusal to accept a security presented to complete a trade, usually because of a lack of proper endorsements or breaking rules of firm.
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Rejection Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Significant Concepts in Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory
Refers conceptually to the absence or significant withdrawal of warmth, affection, care, comfort, concern, nurturance, support, or simply love by parents and other attachment figures toward children and adults, and by the presence of a variety of physically and psychologically hurtful behaviors and emotions. Worldwide, rejection tends to take four principal forms: (1) emotional coldness and the absence or withdrawal of behaviorally expressed affection; (2) hostility and aggression (3) indifference and neglect and, (4) undifferentiated rejection. The terms parental acceptance and rejection tend to connote positive and negative behaviors, respectively. In everyday American English the phrase "parental rejection" implies bad parenting and sometimes even bad people. In cross-cultural and ethnic research, however, one must try hard not to make such value judgments. Rather, one should attempt to view the phrase as being descriptive of parents' and others' behavior, not judgmental or evaluative. This is because parents in about 25% of the world's societies tend to reject their children (as defined in PARTheory), though they generally behave in ways they regard as culturally appropriate. (See acceptance; culture; the warmth dimension of parenting
Rejection Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Rejection, or the verb Reject, meaning "to throw" or "to throw back", may refer to:
  • 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.
  • In basketball, rejection is a slang term for a block
  • In mathematics, the rejection of a vector a from a vector b is the component of a perpendicular to b, as opposed to its projection, which is parallel to b.
  • In statistics, rejection of a null hypothesis in favour of an alternative hypothesis when doing a hypothesis test.
  • In statistics, rejection sampling is a technique used to generate observations from a distribution
  • In zoology, the shunning of one or more animals in a litter
  • A song by Martin Solveig
  • Perfection, Nevada, a fictional town in the Tremors film and T.V. series, originally named Rejection

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Rejection Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
an Office action on the second or any subsequent examination or consideration by an examiner that is intended to close the prosecution of a nonprovisional patent application.

-- see MPEP 706.07(b) for a final rejection and when it is proper on a first Office action

Applicant's reply under 37 CFR 1.113 to a final rejection is limited either to an  appeal in the case of rejection of any claim to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (37 CFR 1.191) or to an amendment complying with the requirements set forth in the Office action (37 CFR 1.114 or 1.116). Reply to a final rejection must comply with 37 CFR 1.114 or include cancellation of, or appeal from the rejection of, each rejected claim. If any claim stands allowed, the reply to a final rejection must comply with any requirements or objections as to form (37 CFR 1.113(c)).

-- see MPEP 706.07 for more

Context: Patent 
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
European Patent Office Glossary
  • the examination division will refuse a European patent application if it is of the opinion that such application or the invention to which it relates does not meet the requirements of the EPC, or if the applicant fails to observe a given time limit (Articles 97(1) and 121(1), Rule 51(5) EPC).
  • the Office will reject an opposition or an appeal if it does not fulfil the necessary requirements (Articles 101 and 110 EPC).

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Rejection Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A blocked shot. also reject
Rejection Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of terms used in transplantation
the immunological response to transplanted tissues or organs; if rejection is not controlled, it will eventually lead to graft failure or graft-versus-host disease.
National Institute of Health
Glossary of Terms Used in Primary Immunodeficiency Disease
the immunological response to transplanted tissues or organs; if rejection is not controlled, it will eventually lead to graft failure or graft-versus-host disease.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
In transplantation biology, the refusal by the body to accept transplanted cells, tissues or organs. For example, a kidney transplanted may be rejected.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
an immune response against grafted tissue, which, if not successfully treated, results in failure of the graft to survive
Diabetes Glossary
The immunological response to incompatibility in a transplanted organ. Symptoms are different for different organs. By instance, pancreas rejection is usually accompanied by a decreased urine amylase (when pancreas is attached to the bladder instead of to the intestine), tenderness in the area, fever and sometimes soreness. Pancreas rejection when caught on time can be reversed with high dose of immunosuppresants. When blood glucose is high rejection has overtook almost 90% of the pancreas and is affecting the insulin producing beta cells; in this case prognosis is not very encouraging. If the pancreas is totally rejected immunosupressants are stopped and insulin therapy is resumed. Usually a rejected organ does not need to be removed.