What is reception?

  • (noun): A formal party of people; as after a wedding.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Reception

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:

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Ken Wilber - 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 ...
Wedding Reception - Chinese Culture - Timing
... listed 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 ...
Ultra High Frequency - Advantages and Disadvantages
... The point to point transmission and reception of TV and radio signals is affected by many variables ... time 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 ...

More definitions of "reception":

  • (noun): (American football) the act of catching a pass in football.
    Example: "The tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
  • (noun): Quality or fidelity of a received broadcast.
  • (noun): The manner in which something is greeted.
    Example: "She did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
    Synonyms: response
  • (noun): The act of receiving.
    Synonyms: receipt

Famous quotes containing the word reception:

    He’s leaving Germany by special request of the Nazi government. First he sends a dispatch about Danzig and how 10,000 German tourists are pouring into the city every day with butterfly nets in their hands and submachine guns in their knapsacks. They warn him right then. What does he do next? Goes to a reception at von Ribbentropf’s and keeps yelling for gefilte fish!
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    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, “that’s 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 fall—the company they find already present there, on their admission into the house of thought.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)