Origin of recipientfrom Classical Latin recipiens, present participle of recipere: see receive
Baxter is the recipient of a dog treat.
An example of a recipient is someone who gets a surprise present in the mail.
- One that receives or is given something: recipients of the award.
- One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.
Origin of recipientLatin recipiēns recipient- present participle of recipere to receive ; see receive .
"Recipient" is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals. "receiver" is used for insignificant items.
From Latin stem of recipiens, present participle of recipere (“to receive")
recipient - Computer Definition
One who receives. The person to whom an e-mail message is sent is the recipient.
recipient - Medical Definition
- He has also been the recipient of many foreign orders.
- Unless there be faith in the recipient, an understanding of the meaning of the sacrament and an acceptance of it, it is valueless or harmful.
- He was the recipient of nearly every academic distinction that can be conferred upon an eminent man of science.
- When the waves are convergent and the recipient screen is placed so as to contain the centre of convergency - the image of the original radiant point, the calculation assumes a less complicated form.
- The Royal Society in 1894 bestowed the Rumford medal upon him for his work in the production of low temperatures, and in 1899 he became the first recipient of the Hodgkins gold medal of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, for his contributions to our knowledge of the nature and properties of atmospheric air.