Meaning of RECEPTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ri-ˈsep-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English recepcion, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French reception, from Latin reception-, receptio, from recipere

Date: 15th century

1. : the act or action or an instance of receiving: as

a. : receipt

the reception and distribution of funds

b. : admission

reception into the church

c. : response , reaction

the play met with a mixed reception

d. : the receiving of a radio or television broadcast

e. : the catching of a forward pass by a receiver

2. : a social gathering often for the purpose of extending a formal welcome

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.