receptive

[ri-sep-tiv]
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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).

Nearby words

  1. reception centre,
  2. reception desk,
  3. reception room,
  4. receptionism,
  5. receptionist,
  6. receptive aphasia,
  7. receptively,
  8. receptivity,
  9. receptor,
  10. receptor protein

Origin of receptive

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

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receptive

adjective

able to apprehend quickly
tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
able to hold or receive
Derived Formsreceptively, adverbreceptivity (ˌriːsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ) or receptiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for non-receptive

receptive

adj.

1540s, from Medieval Latin receptivus, from Latin recipere (see receive). Related: Receptivity.

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