Definitions for: Reception

[n] the act of receiving
[n] the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
[n] the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
[n] quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
[n] a formal party of people; as after a wedding

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cep"tion, n. [F. r['e]ception, L. receptio, fr.
recipere, receptum. See Receive.]
1. The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the
reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a
letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of

2. The state of being received.

3. The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving
visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of
receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate

What reception a poem may find. --Goldsmith.

4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.

Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines
of their countries have fallen into as extravagant
opinions as even common reception countenanced.

5. A retaking; a recovery. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: receipt, response

See Also: acquiring, at home, broadcasting, catch, demodulation, detection, football, football game, getting, grab, greeting, party, reception line, salutation, signal detection, snap, snatch, tea, wedding reception

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