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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How well you are willing to recieve a person
You have not shown your receptability so i shall turn you away
by Mr Butler October 20, 2007
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Someone's quality. Hear the problem and give a answer. Listen carefully. Be receptive.
She was receptive, she helped me a lot.
by Dan6500 July 5, 2008
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to understand, you feel me?, to pick up what I'm putting down
Are you recepting me?
by snuggs0117 December 5, 2016
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when you're sending a text message and you lose the last bar of service and you raise your arm up like the Statue of Liberty in hopes of catching just enough signal to complete the text transaction.
Doug- DUDE! I'm sexting Jessica and I just lost service!
Tom- Put your arm in the air! Hurry!
Fred- Statue of Reception, nice.
Tom- Works every time..
by meetgeorgejetson August 20, 2009
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The most bizarre play EVER in all sports. Down 7-6, with 22 seconds remaining in the 1972 AFC Wild Card matchup, Terry Bradshaw threw a pass intended for John Fuqua. Oakland Raiders saftey Jack Tatum reach Fuqua when the ball did, and the ball deflected from him. Just as the ball seemed to slip to the ground, Steelers runningback Franco Harris scooped up the ball when it was less than an inch from the ground, and ran it in to the endzone to end the game. Craziest play in NFL history.
And Franco Harris has just won the game with the Immaculate Reception.
by Steagles February 13, 2006
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