ability, willingness, or quickness to receive or accept ideas, requests, experiences, etc.:The realization of our educational objectives relies on the cooperation of parents, the commitment and competence of teachers, and the receptivity of students.
readiness of something to receive something else:When an embryo is ready for implantation, the procedure is carefully timed to coincide with the window of maximal receptivity in the uterus.
- Also re·cep·tive·ness [ri-sep-tiv-nis] /rɪˈsɛp tɪv nɪs/ .
- non·re·cep·tive·ness, noun
- non·re·cep·tiv·i·ty, noun
- un·re·cep·tive·ness, noun
- un·re·cep·tiv·i·ty, noun
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How to use receptivity in a sentence
For instance, consumers who bought an Xbox are likely to be much more receptive to ads for Xbox games than consumers who bought a PlayStation.Marketers can’t predict what you’ll buy—even if they use A.I. | matthewheimer | January 2, 2021 | Fortune
They have reportedly found receptive audiences among anti-vaccination groups on social media sites.How hackers could undermine a successful vaccine rollout | dzanemorris | December 18, 2020 | Fortune
It’s no coincidence, he said, that during the time that Faulconer was in office and pushed for pro-housing policies, the public seemed to become more receptive to the city’s need for more housing.Faulconer ‘Changed the Dialogue’ on Housing, But Results Remain Elusive | Andrew Keatts | December 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It’s possible that some people may be more receptive to criticism coming from an app than coming from a person.Amazon’s new health band is the most invasive tech we’ve ever tested | Geoffrey Fowler, Heather Kelly | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
The group advocates self-denial and encourages supernumeraries to recruit new members among receptive friends.Ask Amy: Friend favors exclusive group over friendships | Amy Dickinson | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
He thought this her unusual wisdom and discernment, never dreaming it had been mostly his training and her receptiveness.A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas
I went to her in every mood, always to be greeted by the most exquisite perception, always the same delicate receptiveness.In the Arena | Booth Tarkington
This receptiveness to new ideas is one of the most remarkable features in St. Paul's mind.Outspoken Essays | William Ralph Inge
New receptiveness follows upon new curiosity, and new curiosity upon information gained.Democracy and Education | John Dewey
I did not feel that there was any receptiveness across the ocean for what was resisted here.