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Pronunciation: ri-'sep-sh&n

Function: noun

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

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
my tv gets a good reception even during the t-storms.
by Leif a July 28, 2006
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