Receivedness to Reciprocalness
(Re*ceiv"ed*ness), n. The state or quality of being received, accepted, or current; as, the
receivedness of an opinion. Boyle.
(Re*ceiv"er) n. [Cf. F. receveur.]
1. One who takes or receives in any manner.
2. (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property
which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and
effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases. Bouvier.
3. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen. Blackstone.
4. (Chem.) (a) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing
the product of distillation. (b) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
5. (Pneumatics) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are
put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump.
6. (Steam Engine) (a) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before
it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine. (b) A capacious vessel for receiving steam
from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
7. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made
audible; opposed to transmitter.
Exhausted receiver (Physics), a receiver, as that used with the air pump, from which the air has been
withdrawn; a vessel the interior of which is a more or less complete vacuum.
(Re*ceiv"er*ship), n. The state or office of a receiver.
(Re*cel"e*brate) v. t. To celebrate again, or anew. Re*cel`e*bra"tion n.
(Re"cen*cy) n. [LL. recentia, fr. L. recens. See Recent.] The state or quality of being recent; newness; new
state; late origin; lateness in time; freshness; as, the recency of a transaction, of a wound, etc.
(Re*cense") v. t. [L. recensere; pref. re- again + censere to value, estimate: cf. F. recenser.]
To review; to revise. [R.] Bentley.
(Re*cen"sion) n. [L. recensio: cf. F. recension.]
1. The act of reviewing or revising; review; examination; enumeration. Barrow.
2. Specifically, the review of a text (as of an ancient author) by an editor; critical revisal and establishment.
3. The result of such a work; a text established by critical revision; an edited version.
(Re*cen"sion*ist), n. One who makes recensions; specifically, a critical editor.
(Re"cent) a. [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. récent.]
1. Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not
already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
The ancients were of opinion, that a considerable portion of that country [Egypt] was recent, and formed
out of the mud discharged into the neighboring sea by the Nile.Woodward.