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reception

noun  us   /rɪˈsep·ʃən/

reception noun (WELCOME)

[C] the way in which people react to something or someone: The proposed jail has received a cool/lukewarm reception from local residents. American musicians found a warm reception in Europe in the 1960s. [C] A reception is also a formal party: a cocktail/wedding reception

reception noun (RADIO/TELEVISION)

[U] the degree to which radio or television sounds and pictures are clear: We get poor reception around here.
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