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"rejection" in British English

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uk   /rɪˈdʒek.ʃən/  us   /rɪˈdʒek.ʃən/
C2 [C or U] the act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something: The government's rejection of the plans is a setback for us.
C2 [C] a letter, etc. that tells you that you have not been successful in getting a job, a place on a course of study, etc.: I've applied for ten jobs, but I've had ten rejections/rejection letters.
C2 [U] the act of not giving someone the love and attention they want and expect: He never asked her to marry him out of fear of rejection.

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"rejection" in American English

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rejectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈdʒek·ʃən/
the act or process of rejecting someone or something: [U] fear of rejection [C] I applied for ten jobs and got ten rejections.
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"rejection" in Business English

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rejectionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈdʒekʃən/
the act of refusing to accept an idea, suggestion, proposal, etc.: The company's rejection of the proposal came as a total surprise.
HR, WORKPLACE the act of deciding not to accept someone for a job, course of study, etc. or the fact of not being accepted: I've applied for loads of jobs and had a string of rejections. It's difficult to be unemployed and face rejection again and again.
(Definition of rejection from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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