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See also: réception



Borrowed from Middle French reception, from Latin receptiō (the act of receiving; reception), from recipiō (receive), from re- (back) + capiō (I hold).



reception (countable and uncountable, plural receptions)

  1. The act of receiving.
  2. (uncountable, electronics) The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.
    We have poor TV reception in the valley.
    The new system provides exceptional quality of the reception signal.
  3. A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.
    After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.
  4. A reaction.
    The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.
    • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Former Tottenham star Rohan Ricketts came off the Rovers bench with 19 minutes to go to a warm reception from the home fans, six years after leaving the Lane.
  5. The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
  6. (Britain, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.


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Borrowed from French réception, English reception, from Latin receptio.


reception c

  1. a reception, a front desk
  2. a reception, a social welcoming event


Declension of reception 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative reception receptionen receptioner receptionerna
Genitive receptions receptionens receptioners receptionernas