[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.


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