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RECEPTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reception mean? 

RECEPTION (noun)
  The noun RECEPTION has 5 senses:

1. the manner in which something is greeted
2. a formal party of people; as after a wedding
3. quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
4. the act of receiving
5. (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

  Familiarity information: RECEPTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECEPTION (noun)


Sense 1reception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The manner in which something is greeted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

reception; response

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("reception" is a kind of...):

greeting; salutation ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))


Sense 2reception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal party of people; as after a wedding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("reception" is a kind of...):

party (a group of people gathered together for pleasure)

Meronyms (parts of "reception"):

reception line (a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reception"):

at home (a reception held in your own home)

levee (a formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court))

tea (a reception or party at which tea is served)

wedding reception (a reception for wedding guests held after the wedding)


Sense 3reception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("reception" is a kind of...):

broadcasting (taking part in a radio or tv program)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reception"):

detection; signal detection (the detection that a signal is being received)

demodulation ((electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave)


Sense 4reception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of receiving

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

receipt; reception

Hypernyms ("reception" is a kind of...):

acquiring; getting (the act of acquiring something)


Sense 5reception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(American football) the act of catching a pass in football

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("reception" is a kind of...):

catch; grab; snap; snatch (the act of catching an object with the hands)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays)


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