• IPA: /ɹɪˈsɛp.ʃn̩/


  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 treatment received on first talking to a person, arriving at a place, etc.
    The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.
  5. The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
  6. (UK, education) The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.
  7. (law) The conscious adoption or transplantation of legal phenomena from a different culture.
  • (desk where guests are received) front desk
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  • Russian: реце́пция

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