AskDefine | Define acceptability

Dictionary Definition

acceptability n : satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards [syn: acceptableness] [ant: unacceptability]

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English

Etymology

Derivative of accept + -able + -ity Late Latin acceptabilitas

Noun

  1. The quality of being acceptable; acceptableness.
    Acceptability of repentance. - Jeremy Taylor, about 1640
  2. (Military) Operation plan review criterion. The determination as to whether the contemplated course of action is worth the cost in manpower, materiel, and time involved; is consistent with the law of war; and is militarily and politically supportable. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)

Translations

acceptableness
  • Hungarian: elfogadhatóság
operation plan review criterion
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