receptive

[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; < Medieval Latin receptīvus. See reception, -ive

receptively, adverb
receptivity [ree-sep-tiv-i-tee] , receptiveness, noun
nonreceptive, adjective
nonreceptively, adverb
nonreceptiveness, noun
nonreceptivity, noun
unreceptive, adjective
unreceptively, adverb
unreceptiveness, noun
unreceptivity, noun


3. amenable, hospitable, responsive, open.
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receptive (rɪˈsɛptɪv)
 
adj
1.  able to apprehend quickly
2.  tending to receive new ideas or suggestions favourably
3.  able to hold or receive
 
re'ceptively
 
adv
 
receptivity
 
n
 
re'ceptiveness
 
n

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receptive
1540s, from M.L. receptivus, from L. recipere (see receive).
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Example sentences
Offering metaphor is supply and receptivity to them is demand.
It remains completely unknown to us what the objects may be by themselves and apart from the receptivity of our senses.
Receptivity so high-strung and high-minded has phases of its own.
And it misses in one crucial area: clear, warm-hearted storytelling that takes full advantage of the receptivity of the audience.
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