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Reception is a noun form of receiving, or to receive something, such as information, art, experience, or people. It is often used in the following contexts:
- In telecommunications, the action of an electronic receiver, such as for radio or remote control (a good signal allows for clear reception)
- A formal party in the evening, such as a wedding reception, where the guests are "received" (welcomed) by the hosts and guests of honor
- Receptionist, the initial contact in an office
- Reception (American football), a type of play where the ball is received (caught) by a player on the thrower's team
- Reception (school), in England, Wales and South Australia, the first year of primary school, following pre-school or nursery school
- Reception (astrology), in astrology, where one planet is located in a sign where a second planet has astrological dignity
- Doctrine of reception in English law
- Reception statute, a law passed by a former British colony that provides for the adoption of pre-independence English common law where not superseded by the local constitution or legislature
- Aesthetics and popularity
- Reception (film), a 2011 short film
- The Reception (film), a 2005 film
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