Meaning of RECEPTION in English
n.1 the act or an instance of receiving or the process of being received, esp. of a person into a place or group.
2 the manner in which a person or thing is received (got a cool reception).
3 a social occasion for receiving guests, esp. after a wedding.
4 a formal or ceremonious welcome.
5 a place where guests or clients etc. report on arrival at a hotel, office, etc.
6 a the receiving of broadcast signals. b the quality of this (we have excellent reception).
Phrases and idioms:
reception order an order authorizing the entry of a patient into a mental hospital. reception room a room available or suitable for receiving company or visitors.
Etymology: ME f. OF reception or L receptio (as RECEIVE)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012