acception

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English accepcioun, from Middle French accepcion (Modern French acception) and Latin acceptiō, acceptiōnis (acceptance); synchronically analyzable as accept +‎ -ion.

Noun[edit]

acception (plural acceptions)

  1. (obsolete) Acceptation; received meaning.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin acceptiō, acceptiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ak.sɛp.sjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

acception f (plural acceptions)

  1. meaning, sense (of a word), acceptation
    Synonyms: sens, signification

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