acceptability acceptability  /ək ˌsɛp tə ˈbɪ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards

Usage(s):

  1. Here's a guide to the techniques and where they stand in terms of political acceptability.
  2. The acceptability quotient can shave a few percent off McCain's rural majorities, enabling rural people upset about the economy or Iraq or Bush to vote for Obama.
  3. When 1970s Olympic heroes--and mustachioed ones at that--get work done, it would seem to mark social acceptability among guys.

News

  1. Strateco Resources Inc.: The Minister Will No Longer Wait for the Conclusions of the BAPE Report on the Uranium Industry

    BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - Quebec's Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks (the "Minister"), Yves-François Blanchet, has served Strateco (TSX:RSC)(FRANKFURT:RF9) with a notice indicating that he plans to "refuse to issue the permit for the Matoush underground exploration project" due to "a lack of sufficient social acceptability".
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  2. France's far-right steal votes from Hollande's left

    By Catherine Bremer PARIS (Reuters) - A near win of a third parliament seat by France's anti-immigrant National Front this weekend has sounded a warning to the ruling Socialists over a shift towards the "Eurosceptic" far right by disillusioned voters. Etienne Bousquet-Cassagne, a 23-year-old with pop star looks who is part of a push by the Front to gain acceptability with fresh young faces, was ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The court says in so many words that what our people's laws say about the issue does not, in the last analysis, matter: 'In the end our own judgment will be brought to bear on the question of the acceptability of the death penalty'. The court thus...
    on Mar 1, 2005 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Times Online

  2. "Public acceptability is constantly changing, so it is right that we should reflect on the standards the BBC should be setting, as well as ask licence fee payers what they think when reviewing the guidelines," said Richard Tait, a BBC trustee...
    on Oct 7, 2009 By: Richard Tait Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Earlier, addressing the function, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Although India remains totally opposed to reproductive cloning owing to the doubtful nature of its safety, success, utility and ethical acceptability, therapeutic...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: Ghulam Nabi Azad Source: Press Trust of India

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