from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of or qualified for receiving.
- adj. Ready or willing to receive favorably: receptive to their proposals.
- adj. Linguistics Of or relating to the skills of listening and reading.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. capable of receiving something
- adj. ready to receive new ideas or concepts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of receiving; able or inclined to take in, absorb, hold, or contain; receiving or containing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality of or capacity for receiving, admitting, or taking in; able to hold or contain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. open to arguments, ideas, or change
- adj. ready or willing to receive favorably
- adj. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
- adj. able to absorb liquid (not repellent)
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