reception

[ ri-sep-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈsɛp ʃən /

noun

the act of receiving or the state of being received.
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.

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Origin of reception

1350–1400; Middle English recepcion<Latin receptiōn- (stem of receptiō), equivalent to recept(us) (past participle of recipere to receive) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM reception

non·re·cep·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reception

reception
/ (rɪˈsɛpʃən) /

noun

Word Origin for reception

C14: from Latin receptiō a receiving, from recipere to receive
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