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reception


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reception  \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 
  evidence. 
 
  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 
  reception. 
 
  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. 
  --Locke. 
 
  5.  A  retaking;  a  recovery.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reception 
  n  1:  the  manner  in  which  something  is  greeted;  "she  did  not 
  expect  the  cold  reception  she  received  from  her 
  superiors"  [syn:  {response}] 
  2:  a  formal  party  of  people;  as  after  a  wedding 
  3:  quality  or  fidelity  of  a  received  broadcast 
  4:  the  act  of  receiving  [syn:  {receipt},  {receiving}] 
  5:  the  act  of  catching  a  pass  in  football;  "the  tight  end  made 
  a  great  reception  on  the  20  yard  line" 




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