reception

reception re‧cep‧tion [rɪˈsepʆn] noun
1. [uncountable] the desk or office where visitors who arrive in a hotel or large organization go first:

• Please leave your key at the reception desk.

2. [uncountable] the area around or in front of a reception desk or office:

• I'll meet you in reception in half an hour.

3. [countable] a large formal party to celebrate an event or to welcome someone:

• a champagne reception to launch his new book

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reception UK US /rɪˈsepʃən/ noun
[U] WORKPLACE a place inside a hotel or office building where visitors go when they first arrive: »

Let's meet in reception.

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Posters will be on display in the reception area.

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Collect your welcome packs from the reception desk.

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We need more staff working on reception.

[C] a formal party to welcome someone or to celebrate something: »

The mayor offered to host a reception for the delegates.

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The product will be launched at a champagne reception.

[C] the way in which people react to a new idea, product, or person: »

a warm/cool reception

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The firm's expansion in Africa is expected to meet with a mixed reception.

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The latest marketing plan got a frosty reception from the Board.

[U] COMMUNICATIONS the quality of sound and pictures on a radio, television, mobile phone, etc. when it is used in a particular place: »

I won't be able to call you, as reception is really bad in rural areas.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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