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:

  • 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":

Ultra High Frequency - Advantages and Disadvantages
... The point to point transmission and reception of TV and radio signals is affected by many variables ... 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 ...
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
... There are two times listed on the invitation 恭候 (greeting) and 入席 (reception) ... 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 ...
Digital Audio Broadcasting - Technology - Protocol Stack - Single-frequency Networks
... Reception difficulties can arise, however, when the relative delay of multipaths exceeds the OFDM guard interval duration, and there are frequent reports of reception ... transmitters can be added to an SFN as and when desired in order to improve reception quality, although the way SFNs have been implemented in the UK ...
Half-Life (video game) - Reception and Legacy
... Reception Aggregate scores Aggregator Score GameRankings 94.28% (PC) 83.23% (PS2) Metacritic 96/100 (PC) 87/100 (PS2) Review scores Publication Score Computer Gaming ... The critical reception of the film was very poor ...

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, “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)

    To the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)