(ak sep′tər, ək-)
- one who accepts; specif., a person who signs a promise to pay a draft or bill of exchange
- Chem. an atom that receives a pair of electrons from another atom to form a covalent bond with it
- Electronics an impurity, as gallium or boron, added to a semiconductor crystal to make a p-type semiconductor
See acceptor in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- also ac·cept·er One who signs a time draft or bill of exchange.
a. The reactant in an induced reaction that has an increased rate of reaction in the presence of the inductor.
b. An atom or molecule that receives one or more electrons from another atom or molecule, resulting in a chemical bond or flow of electric current.
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