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RECEP'TION, n. [L. receptio.]

1. The act of receiving; in a general sense; as the reception of food into the stomach, or of air into the lungs.

2. The state of being received.

3. Admission of any thing sent or communicated; as the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas.

4. Readmission.

All hope is lost of my reception into grace.

5. Admission of entrance for holding or containing; as a sheath fitted for the reception of a sword; a channel for the reception of water.

6. A receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment; entertainment. The guests were well pleased with their reception. Nothing displeases more than a cold reception.

7. A receiving officially; as the reception of an envoy by a foreign court.

8. Opinion generally admitted.

Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries, have fallen into as extravagant opinions, as even common reception countenanced. [Not in use.]

9. Recovery. [Not in use.]



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RECEP'TION, n. [L. receptio.]

1. The act of receiving; in a general sense; as the reception of food into the stomach, or of air into the lungs.

2. The state of being received.

3. Admission of any thing sent or communicated; as the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas.

4. Readmission.

All hope is lost of my reception into grace.

5. Admission of entrance for holding or containing; as a sheath fitted for the reception of a sword; a channel for the reception of water.

6. A receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment; entertainment. The guests were well pleased with their reception. Nothing displeases more than a cold reception.

7. A receiving officially; as the reception of an envoy by a foreign court.

8. Opinion generally admitted.

Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries, have fallen into as extravagant opinions, as even common reception countenanced. [Not in use.]

9. Recovery. [Not in use.]

RE-CEP'TION, n. [Fr.; L. receptio.]

  1. The act of receiving; in a general sense; as, the reception of food into the stomach, or of air into the lungs.
  2. The state of being received.
  3. Admission of any thing sent, or communicated; as, the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas.
  4. Readmission. All hope is lost / Of my reception unto grace. – Milton.
  5. Admission of entrance for holding or containing; as, a sheath fitted for the reception of a sword; a channel for the reception of water.
  6. A receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment; entertainment. The guests were well pleased with their reception. Nothing displeases more than a cold reception.
  7. A receiving officially; as, the reception of an envoy by a foreign court.
  8. Opinion generally admitted. Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries, have fallen into as extravagant opinions, as even common reception countenanced. [Not in use.] – Locke.
  9. Recovery. [Not in use.] – Bacon.

Re*cep"tion
  1. The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence.
  2. The state of being received.
  3. The act or manner of receiving, esp. of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.

    What reception a poem may find. Goldsmith.

  4. Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.

    Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries have fallen into as extravagant opinions as even common reception countenanced. Locke.

  5. A retaking; a recovery.

    [Obs.] Bacon.
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Reception

RECEP'TION, noun [Latin receptio.]

1. The act of receiving; in a general sense; as the reception of food into the stomach, or of air into the lungs.

2. The state of being received.

3. Admission of any thing sent or communicated; as the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas.

4. Readmission.

All hope is lost of my reception into grace.

5. Admission of entrance for holding or containing; as a sheath fitted for the reception of a sword; a channel for the reception of water.

6. A receiving or manner of receiving for entertainment; entertainment. The guests were well pleased with their reception Nothing displeases more than a cold reception

7. A receiving officially; as the reception of an envoy by a foreign court.

8. Opinion generally admitted.

Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries, have fallen into as extravagant opinions, as even common reception countenanced. [Not in use.]

9. Recovery. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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