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
“People are very receptive to this,” said Joe Lopano, the airport’s chief executive.An Iowa airport has a plan to screen passengers for the coronavirus. It’s being held up by the FAA. | Ian Duncan | November 4, 2020 | Washington Post
A few things make the public more receptive to mandate claims, according to research.Is There A Chance The Winner In 2020 Will Be Able To Credibly Claim A Mandate? | Julia Azari | October 28, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
They were also more likely to be receptive toward the brand taking a stance on social issues.
And, since the data is provided by people who really want to interact with the brand, it’s a more reliable way to interact with individuals who are receptive to advertising and likely to become customers.Why advertisers are leaning into digital publishing strategies | Piano | October 8, 2020 | Digiday
We first talked about SEO automation and how often automating some of the more mundane and receptive SEO tasks can be a huge win-win for both your agency and your clients.Video: Pam Auugst on SEO automation & XML sitemaps | Barry Schwartz | August 24, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Even colleges that shunned out-of-state students for years are showing a marked receptivity.
They had the idea of a strong, centralized Government; and more than that they had a marvellous capacity for receptivity.Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
This element of expectation stimulates their receptivity, and aids the performer in his work of giving out.Spirit and Music | H. Ernest Hunt
Even in the happiest geniuses of this class, receptivity will always more or less carry the day over spontaneous activity.The Aesthetical Essays | Friedrich Schiller
It was not his words but the atmosphere round him that raised me temporarily to this degree of receptivity.The Blue Germ | Martin Swayne
As to progression, the increase of difficulty suits the increase in the child's power of comprehension and receptivity.Froebel's Gifts | Kate Douglas Wiggin