|1.||[ noun ] the manner in which something is greeted|
"she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors"
|2.||[ noun ] a formal party of people; as after a wedding|
|Related terms:||party at_home tea wedding_reception reception_line receive|
|3.||[ noun ] (telecommunications) quality or fidelity of a received broadcast|
|Related terms:||broadcasting demodulation signal_detection|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of receiving|
|Related terms:||acquiring acknowledge|
|5.||[ noun ] (American football) the act of catching a pass in football|
"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
|Related terms:||catch football American_football|