[ri-sip-ee-uh nt] /rɪˈsɪp i ənt/

a person or thing that ; :
the recipient of a prize.
or capable of .
a person who or thing that receives
a less common word for receptive

1550s, from Middle French récipient (16c.) and directly from Latin recipientem (nominative recipiens), present participle of recipere (see receive). As an adjective from 1610s. Related: Recipience; recipiency.

recipient re·cip·i·ent (rĭ-sĭp’ē-ənt)
Functioning as a receiver; receptive. n.
One who receives blood, tissue, or an organ from a donor.

One who receives; receiver. E.g. “No recipient of the e-mail message will know about the other addressees who were listed in the BCC header.”


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