Reject

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

Famous quotes containing the word reject:

    The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn’t make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    Once women begin to question the inevitability of their subordination and to reject the conventions formerly associated with it, they can no longer retreat to the safety of those conventions. The woman who rejects the stereotype of feminine weakness and dependence can no longer find much comfort in the cliché that all men are beasts. She has no choice except to believe, on the contrary, that men are human beings, and she finds it hard to forgive them when they act like animals.
    Christopher Lasch (b. 1932)