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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cep·tion /rɪˈsɛpʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cep·tion n.
 1. The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence.
 2. The state of being received.
 3. The act or manner of receiving, especially of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
    What reception a poem may find.   --Goldsmith.
 4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
    Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries have fallen into as extravagant opinions as even common reception countenanced.   --Locke.
 5. A retaking; a recovery. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the manner in which something is greeted; "she did not
           expect the cold reception she received from her
           superiors" [syn: response]
      2: a formal party of people; as after a wedding
      3: quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
      4: the act of receiving [syn: receipt]
      5: (American football) the act of catching a pass in football;
         "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"