Finance. a person who accepts a draft or bill of exchange, especially the drawee who signs the draft or bill, confirming a willingness to pay it when due.
Also called acceptor atom, acceptor impurity. Physics. an atom of impurity in a semiconducting crystal such that the atom can capture an electron, creating a hole in a filled electron shell and thereby changing the electric conductivity of the crystal.
Chemistry. an atom, ion, group of atoms, or compound that combines with, or accepts, another entity, thereby profoundly affecting physical and chemical properties:
1350-1400;Middle English, in phrase acceptour of persones;accept + -or2, or (< Anglo-Frenchacceptour) < Latinacceptor, equivalent to accep-, variant stem of accipere to receive, get (see accept) + -tor-tor
British Dictionary definitions for acceptor-impurity
(commerce) the person or organization on which a draft or bill of exchange is drawn after liability has been accepted, usually by signature
(electronics) Also called acceptor impurity. an impurity, such as gallium, added to a semiconductor material to increase its p-type conductivity by increasing the number of holes in the semiconductor Compare donor (sense 5)
(electronics) a circuit tuned to accept a particular frequency
(chem) the atom or group that accepts electrons in a coordinate bond