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recipiency

[ ri-sip-ee-uhn-see ]
/ rɪˈsɪp i ən si /
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noun
the act of receiving; reception.
the state or quality of being receptive; receptiveness.
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Also re·cip·i·ence [ri-sip-ee-uhns] /rɪˈsɪp i əns/ .

Origin of recipiency

First recorded in 1880–85; recipi(ent) + -ency

OTHER WORDS FROM recipiency

non·re·cip·i·ence, nounnon·re·cip·i·en·cy, noun
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How to use recipiency in a sentence

  • But humility is not all; Uriah Heep had that and still was a most undesirable person, and so she must read on, all recipiency.

  • An understanding proportionate to thine, that is, a recipiency at least of thine:­2.

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