Reception

Re*cep"tion

(r*sp"shn), n. [F. rception, L. receptio, fr. recipere, receptum. See Receive.] 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.
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2. The state of being received.
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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.
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What reception a poem may find.
Goldsmith.
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4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
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Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries have fallen into as extravagant opinions as even common reception countenanced.
Locke.
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5. A retaking; a recovery. [Obs.] Bacon.
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