- The definition of a recipient is a person or thing who receives something.
An example of a recipient is someone who gets a surprise present in the mail.
Origin: from Classical Latin recipiens, present participle of recipere: see receive
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- One that receives or is receptive.
- One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
Origin: Latin recipiēns, recipient-, present participle of recipere, to receive; see receive.
recipient - Computer Definition
One who receives. The person to whom an e-mail message is sent is the recipient.
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recipient - Medical Definition