The word "rejection" was first used in 1415. The original meaning was "to throw" or "to throw back".
Rejection may mean:
- Social rejection, in psychology, an interpersonal situation that occurs when a person or group of people exclude an individual from a social relationship
- Transplant rejection, in medicine, the immune reaction of a host organism to a foreign biological tissue, such as in a transplantation
- In telecommunications, rejection is the receiving of the desired signal without interference from another undesired one.
- In basketball, rejection is a slang term for a block
- In mathematics, the rejection of a vector a from a vector b is the component of a perpendicular to b, as opposed to its projection, which is parallel to b.
- In statistics, rejection sampling is a technique used to generate observations from a distribution
- In zoology, the shunning of one or more animals in a litter
Rejection may also refer to:
- A song by Martin Solveig
- Perfection, Nevada, a fictional town in the Tremors film and T.V. series, originally named Rejection
Other articles related to "reject":
... The Reject Shop is an Australian discount variety store chain ... The Reject Shop employs over 3500 staff ...
... Reject Shop is a home grown Malaysian chain store within the Metrojaya group of companies which focuses on retailing global branded garments which are off-season stocks ... Europe and Australia find their way onto the shelves of Reject Shop ... Since its introduction in 1990, Reject Shop now operates a nationwide chain of stores and outlets at leading shopping locations throughout Malaysia ...
... Whenever an attempt is made to use more than cells, reject ... If is not of the form for some TM, reject ... tries to use more than space or more than operations, then reject ...
... The presentation ended with the words "Reject racism ... Reject sexism ... Reject what the industry is telling you ...
Famous quotes containing the word reject:
“The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good. There are few things wholly evil, or wholly good.”
—Abraham Lincoln (18091865)
“Every man is in a state of conflict, owing to his attempt to reconcile himself and his relationship with life to his conception of harmony. This conflict makes his soul a battlefield, where the forces that wish this reconciliation fight those that do not and reject the alternative solutions they offer. Works of art are attempts to fight out this conflict in the imaginative world.”
—Rebecca West (18921983)
“Simply because our times are complex, does it follow that our parenting must also be? Must we reject the common sense that what worked so well in the past just because our times are high-tech? We live in such fear of being called old-fashioned that we are cutting ourselves off from that which is proven.”
—Fred G. Gosman (20th century)