[ 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 '' .
[ 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
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 .