Receptionist meaning

rĭ-sĕpshə-nĭst
The definition of a receptionist is a person who works at an office who greets visitors, answers the phones, routes calls and takes messages.

A person in an office who sits at the front desk of a law office, greets clients, answers phones and connects phone calls to the lawyers and other legal staff is an example of a receptionist.

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A person employed in an office to receive callers, give information, etc.
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An office worker employed chiefly to receive visitors and answer the telephone.
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An employee who receives visitors and/or calls, typically in an office setting.
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A secretary whose tasks prominently include the above.
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Origin of receptionist

  • Recorded since 1901, derived from reception (itself from Latin receptiō (“the act of receiving; reception"), from receptus, the perfect passive participle of recipiō (“receive")) + -ist.

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