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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
- Oxford English Dictionary http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/161727?redirectedFrom=rejection#
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