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In application development it is common practice to push newly developed versions of code to an environment other then the life environment to have other people test it.

In my previous company we were told by Americans that we couldn't translate the Dutch term 'Acceptatie omgeving' to 'Acceptance environment' because that's not proper English. In my current company however this term is actively used and when I search online dictionaries it seems this word does exist.

Is acceptance environment correct English?
Is it a en_US vs en_UK thing?

Google says: the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. Or the process or fact of being received as adequate, valid, or suitable.
Which sounds about right to me. So other then the 'weird' feeling, I can't make my case about changing 'Acceptance' to 'Staging'

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The tags are only part of my question, but I couldn't think of anything that was actually applicable. – Boris Callens Mar 10 '14 at 10:24
Typically you have the "Development", "QA or Testing" "Staging" and "Production" environments. Not sure what "acceptance environment" is. – moonstar2001 Mar 10 '14 at 11:13
Here it is Dev(localhost) => Test => Acceptance (your Staging) => Production – Boris Callens Mar 10 '14 at 13:35
Yes Staging env is also sometimes called UAT env (User Acceptance Testing) – moonstar2001 Mar 10 '14 at 13:58
So you're saying acceptance environment is perfectly acceptable? If you make it an answer rather than a comment I can vote you – Boris Callens Mar 10 '14 at 14:07
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"Acceptance environment" is acceptable . However, re-label it as "User Acceptance" environment as this is the term that I have heard more often.

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