Reception is the act of receiving, or getting something, or the way it is received. If your book receives a positive reception, it means people receive it well. In other words, they like it.

A reception can also be a party, such as a wedding reception. A reception area is an office waiting room where visitors are greeted and the receptionist sits. Reception can also refer to the quality of a broadcast signal, as received by a TV or radio. Good reception means a clear, strong signal, and poor reception means you might want to shake or kick the TV screen. A reception is also the act of catching the ball in American football.

Definitions of reception
  1. noun
    the act of receiving
    synonyms: receipt
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    type of:
    acquiring, getting
    the act of acquiring something
  2. noun
    (American football) the act of catching a pass in football
    “the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line”
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    type of:
    catch, grab, snap, snatch
    the act of catching an object with the hands
  3. noun
    the manner in which something is greeted
    “she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors”
    synonyms: response
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    type of:
    greeting, salutation
    (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
  4. noun
    a formal party of people; as after a wedding
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    at home
    a reception held in your own home
    a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
    a reception or party at which tea is served
    wedding reception
    a reception for wedding guests held after the wedding
    type of:
    a group of people gathered together for pleasure
  5. noun
    quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
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    detection, signal detection
    the detection that a signal is being received
    (electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave
    type of:
    taking part in a radio or tv program
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