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reception

re·cep·tion

reception

 
 
pronunciation:
rih sep shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of receiving.
This department handles the reception of mail.
synonyms:
receipt
definition 2: way of greeting or welcoming.
The singer was pleased with the warm reception he received.
synonyms:
welcome
definition 3: a party or gathering at which guests are received.
After the graduation ceremony, there was a reception for graduates and their parents.
similar words:
function
definition 4: the receiving of radio or television signals or the quality of these signals.
We get very bad reception with our old television.
definition 5: a British word for the place where you report your arrival and are greeted at a hotel or office. A reception is usually called a reception desk in the US.
The woman at the reception recommended the restaurant around the corner.
definition 6: the British word for the area near a reception desk which is designed for waiting and for meeting people. Reception has the same meaning as lobby.
We made plans to meet in the reception at seven o'clock.
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The word reception contains the following part:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch