Receptivity

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Pronunciation

ri-sep-tiv

Adjective

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 ).

Origin

1540–50; < ML receptīvus. See reception, -ive

Related forms

re⋅cep⋅tive⋅ly, adverb re⋅cep⋅tiv⋅i⋅ty  [ree-sep-tiv-i-tee] Show IPA , re⋅cep⋅tive⋅ness, noun

Synonyms

3. amenable, hospitable, responsive, open.