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Rejection

Rejection, or the verb reject, may refer to:

  • 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 of a null hypothesis in favour of an alternative hypothesis when doing a hypothesis test.
  • 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

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