reception

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.

Primary Meanings of reception

1.
n
the act of receiving
2.
n
the manner in which something is greeted
3.
n
quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
Full Definitions of reception
1

n the act of receiving

Synonyms:
receipt
Type of:
acquiring, getting
the act of acquiring something

n (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

“the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line”
Type of:
catch, grab, snap, snatch
the act of catching an object with the hands
2

n the manner in which something is greeted

“she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors”
Synonyms:
response
Type of:
greeting, salutation
(usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)

n a formal party of people; as after a wedding

Types:
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at home
a reception held in your own home
levee
a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)
tea
a reception or party at which tea is served
wedding reception
a reception for wedding guests held after the wedding
Type of:
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure
3

n quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

Types:
detection, signal detection
the detection that a signal is being received
demodulation
(electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave
Type of:
broadcasting
taking part in a radio or tv program

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