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 : 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 : a social gathering often for the purpose of extending a formal welcome
Examples of reception in a sentence
The school held a reception for the new students and their families.
He decided to run for a seat on the school committee only a year after his reception into the community.
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
Definition of reception for Students
1 : the act or manner of welcoming <We got a warm reception from our new neighbors.>
2 : a social gathering to celebrate something or welcome someone <a wedding reception>
3 : the ability to receive a radio or television broadcast
4 : the act of catching a pass thrown toward the opponent's goal
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