recipient

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See also: récipient

English[edit]

schematic of alembic distillation
(recipient is on the right)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French récipient, from Latin recipiēns, present participle of recipiō (to receive)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈsɪp.i.ənt/
  • IPA(key): /ɹɪ.ˈsɪ.pi.ənt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

recipient (plural recipients)

  1. One who receives.
    the recipient of money or goods
    My e-mail never reached the intended recipient.
    Synonym: addressee
  2. (medicine) An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.
  3. (chemistry) The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.

Usage notes[edit]

“Recipient” is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals; “receiver” is used for insignificant items.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recipient (not comparable)

  1. receiving

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin recipiens, recipientem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

recipient m (plural recipients)

  1. recipient, container

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

recipient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of recipiō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French récipient

Noun[edit]

recipient n (plural recipiente)

  1. container

Declension[edit]