Acceleration clause. Clause requiring repayment of a debt if specified events occur or specific terms are not met.
Acceptance criteria. The criteria by which a product or system is judged at acceptance testing. Usually derived from commercial or other requirements.
Acceptance date. Time limit given to a prospective shareholder to accept an offer of shares in a “rights” issue.
Acceptance test. The final functional testing used to evaluate the state of a product and determine its readiness for the end user. A “gateway” or “milestone” that must be passed.
Account. A trading period whose dates are fixed by the stock exchange authorities.
Accountability. To ensure that a result is achieved, usually through the effort of others.