- the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, especially an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase at or on the receiving end): The corporation is on the receiving end of many complaints about its advertising.
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Historical Examples of receiving end
When in operation a strip of paper was made to move under an iron stylus at the receiving-end of the line.
At the receiving-end a wire of corresponding height is erected, also connected with the earth.
At the receiving-end a wire starting from the earth extended into the air, passing through a telephone, which acted as a receiver.