Origin of reception
Synonyms for reception
- the first class in an infant school
- a class in a school designed to receive new immigrants, esp those whose knowledge of English is poor
- (as modifier)a reception teacher
Word Origin for reception
late 14c., in astrology, "effect of two planets on each other;" sense of "act of receiving" is recorded from late 15c., from Latin receptionem (nominative receptio) "a receiving," noun of action from past participle stem of recipere (see receive). Sense of "ceremonial gathering" is 1882, from French.