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"rejection" in British English

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rejectionnoun

uk   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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(Definition of rejection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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