Meaning of “rejection” in the English Dictionary

"rejection" in British English

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rejectionnoun

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

"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.

(Definition of “rejection” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rejection" in Business English

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rejectionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /rɪˈdʒekʃən/ us

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)