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noun reception pronunciation in American English /rɪˈsepʃən/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a formal party to welcome someone or to celebrate something
    There will be a reception for the new president.
    a wedding reception
  2. 2
    [singular] the way in which someone or something is received or welcomed
    a mixed/warm/cool etc. reception: Crawford’s performance met with a mixed reception from the critics.
  3. 4
    [uncountable] the quality or strength of the picture or sound that you receive on a television, radio, or cellphone
    Cell phone users were complaining of poor reception.


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