Meaning of RECEPTION in English


/ri sep"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of receiving or the state of being received.

2. a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception.

3. a function or occasion when persons are formally received: a wedding reception.

4. the quality or fidelity attained in receiving radio or television broadcasts under given circumstances.

[ 1350-1400; ME recepcion reception- (s. of receptio ), equiv. to recept ( us ) (ptp. of recipere to RECEIVE) + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 2. response, reaction, treatment.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .