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

Synonyms

response

Examples

"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 '' .

Related terms

greeting

2
[ 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. .

3
[ 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 .

4
[ noun ] the act of receiving

Synonyms

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 .

Related terms

acquiring acknowledge

5
[ noun ] (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

Examples

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

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