from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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An understanding proportionate to thine, that is, a recipiency at least of thine: -- 2. natural sensibility and lively sympathy in general: -- 3. steadiness in attaching and retaining sensibility to its proper objects in its proper proportions: -- 4. mutual liking; including person and all the thousand obscure sympathies that determine conjugal liking, that is, love and desire to A. rather than to
The ratio you should look up is called the "recipiency" rate
This means learning to abandon passivity, as Dewey said, changing from a position of "inert recipiency and restraint to one of buoyant outgoing energy."
Analysis of unemployment insurance recipiency rates (SuDoc L 37.213/2: 99-7) by U.S. Dept of Labor
The 33 percent decline in the recipiency rate between 1996 and 1998 was due in large part to the changes in state welfare programs implemented under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) block grant.
These new state programs funded by the TANF block grant account for roughly one-third of the 33 percent decline in the recipiency rate that has occurred since 1996
Cambridge University, and during those years when the youthful mind is in its stage of richest recipiency, lived among the kind of men who haunt seats of learning, -- on the whole, the most uninteresting men in existence, whose very knowledge is a learned ignorance; not bees of industry, who have hoarded information by experience, but book-_worms_ ....
It is the nearest thing to a passive recipiency -- is it not?
His fullness is met by our emptiness, His giving by our recipiency, His faithfulness by our faith, His command by our obedience, His light by our eye.
But quits are less common during recessions, one reason the recipiency rate is greatest during recessions.