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Definition of Reception

Reception

  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, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
  4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
  5. A retaking; a recovery.

Reception Quotations

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Aristotle

There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
Jane Austen

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
William Hazlitt

I challenge those who are in business and other professions to see that there are copies of the Book of Mormon in their reception rooms.
Ezra Taft Benson

There is no surer mark of the absence of the highest moral and intellectual qualities than a cold reception of excellence.
Philip James Bailey
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Reception Translations

reception in German is Empfang, Rezeption
reception in Italian is accettazione
reception in Swedish is mottagande, mottagning

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