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). 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.
[ ME f. OF reception or L receptio (as RECEIVE) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012