Reception meaning

rĭ-sĕp'shən
A welcome, greeting, or acceptance.

A friendly reception.

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Mental approval or acceptance.

The reception of a new theory.

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A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting.

A wedding reception.

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Response or reaction, as to something presented.
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(uncountable, electronics) The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.

We have poor TV reception in the valley.

The new system provides exceptional quality of the reception signal.

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A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests.
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The manner of receiving, with reference to the relative quality of reproduction.

Good or poor reception.

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A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.

After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.

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The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.

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(UK, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.
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The definition of a reception is a receiving, welcoming or greeting, or a party in honor of someone.

An example of a reception is a welcoming of a new employee into the work place.

An example of a reception is a party after a wedding ceremony.

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The act of receiving.
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The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
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Origin of reception

  • Middle English recepcion from Old French reception from Latin receptiō receptiōn- from receptus past participle of recipere to receive receive
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin receptiō (“the act of receiving; reception"), from recipiō (“receive"), from re- (“back") + capiō (“I hold").
    From Wiktionary