Pronunciation: (ri-sep'shun), [key]
1. the act of receiving or the state of being received.
2. a manner of being received: The book met with a favorable reception.
3. a function or occasion when persons are formally received: a wedding reception.
4. the quality or fidelity attained in receiving radio or television broadcasts under given circumstances.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.