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recipient

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noun re·cip·i·ent \ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt\

Simple Definition of recipient

  • : a person who receives something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recipient

  1. :  one that receives :  receiver

recipient adjective

Origin of recipient

Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere


First Known Use: 1558


RECIPIENT Defined for Kids

recipient

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noun re·cip·i·ent \ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt\

Definition of recipient for Students

  1. :  someone who receives something




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recipient

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noun re·cip·i·ent \ri-ˈsip-ē-ənt\

Medical Definition of recipient

  1. :  an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor




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