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receptionnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈsep.ʃən/

reception noun (WELCOME)

B2 [C] a formal party at which important people are welcomed: The president gave a reception for the visiting heads of state.C1 [S] the way in which people react to something or someone: Her first book got a wonderful/warm/frosty reception from the critics. [U] the act of welcoming someone or something: The new hospital was ready for the reception of its first patients.
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reception noun (WELCOME)

B1 [U] the place in a hotel or office building where people go when they first arrive: Ask for me at reception. I signed in at the reception desk.
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reception noun (SCHOOL)

[U] UK the first year of infant school: a reception class/teacher

reception noun (RADIO/TELEVISION)

[U] the degree to which radio or television sounds and pictures are clear: We live on top of a hill and so we get excellent radio reception.
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