Reception is a noun form of receiving, or to receive something, such as information, art, experience, or people. It is often used in the following contexts:
- In telecommunications, the action of an electronic receiver, such as for radio or remote control (a good signal allows for clear reception)
- Television reception
- A formal party in the evening, such as a wedding reception, where the guests are "received" (welcomed) by the hosts and guests of honor
- Receptionist, the initial contact in an office
- Reception (American football), a type of play where the ball is received (caught) by a player on the thrower's team
- Reception (school), in England, Wales and South Australia, the first year of primary school, following pre-school or nursery school
- Reception (astrology)
- Doctrine of reception in English law
- Aesthetics and popularity
Other articles related to "reception":
... Wilber is credited with popularizing, if not inventing, the field of Integral Thought, broadening the appeal of a "perennial philosophy" to a much wider audience ... Cultural figures as varied as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Deepak Chopra, and musician Billy Corgan have mentioned his influence ...
... The point to point transmission and reception of TV and radio signals is affected by many variables ... of day all affect the signal transmission and the degradation of signal reception ... UHF transmission and reception are enhanced or degraded by tropospheric ducting as the atmosphere warms and cools throughout the day ...
... on the invitation 恭候 (greeting) and 入席 (reception) ... be ready to receive guests and greet them the second one is the time the reception/banquet will start ... However, if the wedding reception takes place in southern China, Hong Kong, Macau, and even parts of Canada (where there is a large Cantonese population), májiàng might still be played before the dinner ...
Famous quotes containing the word reception:
“I gave a speech in Omaha. After the speech I went to a reception elsewhere in town. A sweet old lady came up to me, put her gloved hand in mine, and said, I hear you spoke here tonight. Oh, it was nothing, I replied modestly. Yes, the little old lady nodded, thats what I heard.”
—Gerald R. Ford (b. 1913)
“But in the reception of metaphysical formula, all depends, as regards their actual and ulterior result, on the pre-existent qualities of that soil of human nature into which they fallthe company they find already present there, on their admission into the house of thought.”
—Walter Pater (18391894)
“To aim to convert a man by miracles is a profanation of the soul. A true conversion, a true Christ, is now, as always, to be made by the reception of beautiful sentiments.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)