[ ri-sep-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈsɛp ʃən /
a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception.
a function or occasion when persons are formally received: a wedding reception.
the quality or fidelity attained in receiving radio or television broadcasts under given circumstances.
Words nearby reception
Origin of reception
OTHER WORDS FROM receptionnon·re·cep·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-reception
/ (rɪˈsɛpʃən) /
the act of receiving or state of being received
the manner in which something, such as a guest or a new idea, is receiveda cold reception
a formal party for guests, such as one after a wedding
an area in an office, hotel, etc, where visitors or guests are received and appointments or reservations dealt with
short for reception room
the quality or fidelity of a received radio or television broadcastthe reception was poor
- 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
C14: from Latin receptiō a receiving, from recipere to receive
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