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receiving end

noun
1.
the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, especially an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase at or on the receiving end):
The corporation is on the receiving end of many complaints about its advertising.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • Details of test water and other media disposed from the receiving end will be recorded.
  • The operator at the receiving end sees only a slow upward trend in electrical charge, instead of a crisp jump.
  • Furthermore, takers do not realize how greedy they appear to those on the receiving end.
  • At the receiving end, the outer ears collect the waves' energy, causing vibrations in the tympanic membrane-the eardrum.
  • The reaction center, as the receiving end of the cascade, adapts to absorb the lowest-energy available photons.
  • But no scientist wants to be on the receiving end of what has happened in the last several days.
  • Energy is being transferred to empty space, although it isn't really heat flow because there is nothing on the receiving end.
  • Companies on the receiving end made reciprocal inquiries, which led to a bit more clarity.
  • Governments are on the receiving end only if they have not behaved in a financially responsible manner.
  • Imperialism hardly ever brings peace to those on the receiving end.

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