rejection has definitions from the fields of biology,medicine,immunology
[ noun ] the act of rejecting something


"his proposals were met with rejection"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Daniel personally led the fight for the measure , which he had watered_down considerably since its rejection by two previous Legislatures , in a public hearing before the House_Committee_on_Revenue_and_Taxation .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

When the words are used , we are never sure which of the traditional meanings the user may have_in_mind , or to_what_extent his revisions and rejections of former understandings correspond to ours .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Whereas Bultmann 's `` center '' position is structurally inconsistent and is therefore indefensible on formal grounds alone , the general position of the `` right '' , as represented , say , by Karl_Barth , involves the rejection or at_least qualification of the demand for demythologization and so is invalidated on the material grounds we have just considered .

[ noun ] the state of being rejected

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Hieronymus , like Piepsam , makes his protest quite in_vain , and his rejection , though not fatal , is ridiculous and humiliating ; he is simply thrown_out of the shop by the porter .

[ noun ] (medicine) immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign


"rejection of the transplanted liver"

[ noun ] the speech act of rejecting