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receptive

[ ri-sep-tiv ]
/ rɪˈsɛp tɪv /
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adjective
having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind.
willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor:a receptive listener.
of or relating to reception or receptors a receptive end organ.
(in language learning) of or relating to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive).
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Origin of receptive

From the Medieval Latin word receptīvus, dating back to 1540–50. See reception, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for receptive

receptive
/ (rɪˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective
able to apprehend quickly
tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
able to hold or receive

Derived forms of receptive

receptively, adverbreceptivity (ˌriːsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ) or receptiveness, noun
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