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Definition of reception:

  1. A retaking; a recovery.
  2. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
  3. 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.
  4. The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
  5. The state of being received.


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