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reception

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noun re·cep·tion \ri-ˈsep-shən\

Simple Definition of reception

  • : the kind of welcome that someone or something is given

  • : a social gathering to celebrate something or to welcome someone

  • : the act or process of receiving, welcoming, or accepting something or someone

Full Definition of reception

  1. 1 :  the act or action or an instance of receiving: as a :  receipt <the reception and distribution of funds> b :  admission <reception into the church> c :  response, reaction <the play met with a mixed reception> d :  the receiving of a radio or television broadcast e :  the catching of a forward pass by a receiver

  2. 2 :  a social gathering often for the purpose of extending a formal welcome

Examples of reception

  1. The school held a reception for the new students and their families.

  2. He decided to run for a seat on the school committee only a year after his reception into the community.

  3. Her job is to deal with the reception of donations.



Origin of reception

Middle English recepcion, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French reception, from Latin reception-, receptio, from recipere


First Known Use: 15th century



RECEPTION Defined for Kids

reception

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noun re·cep·tion \ri-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of reception

  1. 1 :  the act or manner of welcoming <We got a warm reception from our new neighbors.>

  2. 2 :  a social gathering to celebrate something or welcome someone <a wedding reception>

  3. 3 :  the ability to receive a radio or television broadcast

  4. 4 :  the act of catching a pass thrown toward the opponent's goal





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