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English noun: reception

1. reception (communication) the manner in which something is greeted


SamplesShe did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors.


Synonymsresponse


Broader (hypernym)greeting, salutation

2. reception (group) a formal party of people; as after a wedding


Broader (hypernym)party


Narrower (hyponym)at home, levee, tea, wedding reception


Part holonymreception line

3. reception (communication) quality or fidelity of a received broadcast


Broader (hypernym)broadcasting


Narrower (hyponym)demodulation, detection, signal detection

4. reception (act) the act of receiving


Synonymsreceipt


Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting

5. reception (act) (American football) the act of catching a pass in football


SamplesThe tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line.


Broader (hypernym)catch, grab, snap, snatch


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game









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