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English definition of “reception”

reception

noun (WELCOME)    /rɪˈsep.ʃən/
B2 [C] a formal party at which important people are welcomed : The president gave a reception for the visiting heads of state .Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals C1 [S] the way in which people react to something or someone: Her first book got a wonderful / warm / frosty reception from the critics .Reacting and responding [U] the act of welcoming someone or something: The new hospital was ready for the reception of its first patients . → See also receiveWelcoming, greeting and greetings
(Definition of reception noun (WELCOME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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