reception has definitions from the fields of sport,american football,telecommunications
[ noun ] the manner in which something is greeted




"she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Even Joan_Sutherland may not have anticipated the tremendous reception she received from the Metropolitan_Opera audience attending her debut as Lucia in Donizetti 's `` Lucia_di_Lammermoor '' Sunday night .

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

The monk who opened the door immediately calmed his worries about his reception : `` I speak English '' , the old_man said , `` but I do not hear it very_well '' .

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[ noun ] a formal party of people; as after a wedding

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

An exhibition of Evelyn_Cibula 's paintings will open with a reception Nov. 5 at the Evanston_Community_center , 828 Davis_st. .

[ noun ] (telecommunications) quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

Used in print

(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)

Radio reception .

Radio reception is cut_down by the shielding necessary to keep_out radiation .

As_soon_as the shelter is completed a radio reception check must be made .

[ noun ] the act of receiving


receipt receiving

Used in print

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

A word taken in its dictionary meaning , a photographic image of a recognizable object , the mere picturing of a `` scene '' tends to lose experiential vividness and to connote such conventional abstractions as to invite neutral reception without the incitement of value feelings .

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acquiring acknowledge

[ noun ] (American football) the act of catching a pass in football


"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"