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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The gods send this clue in the Situation::: I'm trying to help people and they ruin my delivery to ensure the number of people who are receptive is minimized.
Of course we should remain receptive to any genuine compromise which may be offered by the Soviet Union, but it would be folly for us not to recognize that the present divisions in the world which result primarily from Soviet Russian policies, will continue for some time to come.
If the formal impulsion becomes receptive, that is, if thought anticipates sensation, and the person substitutes itself in the place of the world, it loses as a subject and autonomous force what it gains as object, because immutability implies change, and that to manifest itself also absolute reality requires limits.
Clovis was not in what could be called a receptive mood; the younger generation of Eggelby, depicted in the glowing improbable colours of parent impressionism, aroused in him no enthusiasm.
There are two very marked types of intellect to be observed amongst men, which we may call the receptive and the creative.
The idea of growing to be a young man and going to college was very pleasing to Walter's imagination, and brought his mind into what may be called a receptive condition -- that is, into a state to receive readily, and entertain with favor, the thoughts which James was prepared to present.
Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young Or, the Principles on Which a Firm Parental Authority May Be Established and Maintained, Without Violence or Anger, and the Right Development of the Moral and Mental Capacities Be Promoted by Methods in Harmony with the Structure and the Characteristics of the Juvenile Mind
Volunteers say those they approach are largely receptive, which is not surprising considering their primary target: voters who cast their first-ever ballots in 2008, a group that heavily backed Obama.
About 1.25 million neurons in the retina -- each of which views the world only through a small jagged window called a receptive field -- collectively form the seamless picture we rely on to navigate our environment.
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies say about 1.25 million neurons are in the retina -- each neuron viewing the world through a small jagged window called a receptive field.
So I see the ecumenical landscape between our two churches today as a kind of receptive ecumenism.