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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.


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


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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