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UK [rɪˈsepʃ(ə)n] / US [rɪˈsepʃən] noun
Word forms "reception":
singular reception plural receptions
1)
a) [uncountable] the part of a large building such as a hotel or office where there is someone whose job is to welcome visitors, deal with questions etc

Visitors must report to reception first.

If you need anything, please ask at the reception desk.

b) British the area in front of this

I'll meet you in reception.

2) [countable] a formal party to welcome someone or to celebrate something

There will be a reception for the new president.

a wedding reception

3) [singular] the way in which someone or something is received or welcomed
a mixed/warm/cool etc reception:

Crawford's performance met with a mixed reception from the critics.

4) [uncountable] the quality or strength of the picture or sound that you receive on a television, radio, or mobile phone

Mobile phone users were complaining of poor reception.

5) [countable/uncountable] formal the process of receiving someone or something

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Reception — is a noun form of receiving , or to receive something, such as information, art, experience, or people. It is often used in the following contexts:*in telecommunications, the action of an electronic receiver, such as for radio or remote control… …   Wikipedia

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  • Reception — Re*cep tion (r[ e]*s[e^]p sh[u^]n), n. [F. r[ e]ception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See {Receive}.] 1. The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reception — [ri sep′shən] n. [ME recepcion < OFr reception < L receptio < pp. of recipere: see RECEIVE] 1. a) a receiving or being received b) the manner of this [a friendly reception] 2. a social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests …   English World dictionary

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  • Reception — (v. lat.), 1) Aufnahme in eine Gesellschaft od. Verbindung; das gesetzmäßige Quantum, welches dafür von dem Aufgenommenen bezahlt wird, heißt Receptionsgeld; der dem Aufgenommenen darüber ausgestellte Schein, Receptionsschein; 2) Annahme,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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