receptive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-sep'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
  2. able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind.
  3. willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor: a receptive listener.
  4. of or pertaining to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ.
  5. (in language learning) of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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