[ri-sep-tiv] /rɪˈsɛp tɪv/
having the quality of , taking in, or admitting.
able or quick to knowledge, ideas, etc.:
a receptive mind.
willing or inclined to suggestions, offers, etc., with favor:
a receptive listener.
of or relating to or :
a receptive end organ.
(in language learning) of or relating to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to ).
able to apprehend quickly
tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
able to hold or receive
1540s, from Medieval Latin receptivus, from Latin recipere (see receive). Related: Receptivity.
[ri-sep-ter] /rɪˈsɛp tər/ noun 1. Physiology. an end organ or a group of end organs of sensory or afferent neurons, specialized to be sensitive to stimulating agents, as touch or heat. 2. Cell Biology. any of various specific protein molecules in surface membranes of cells and organelles to which complementary molecules, as hormones, neurotransmitters, antigens, […]
- Receptor protein
receptor protein n. An intracellular protein or protein fraction having a high specific affinity for binding agents known to stimulate cellular activity, such as a steroid hormone or cyclic AMP.
[ree-sept] /ˈri sɛpt/ noun 1. an idea formed by the repetition of similar percepts, as successive percepts of the same object. /ˈriːsɛpt/ noun 1. (psychol) an idea or image formed in the mind by repeated experience of a particular pattern of sensory stimulation
[sur-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ser-tif-uh-] /ˌsɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, sərˌtɪf ə-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a statement. 4. the writing on the face of a check by which it is . 5. Law. a attesting the truth of some statement or event. /ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]