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Reception vs. Party — What's the Difference?

Reception vs. Party — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Reception and Party

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Reception

The action or process of receiving something sent, given, or inflicted
Sensation is not the passive reception of stimuli

Party

A party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration or celebration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of entertainment.

Reception

A formal social occasion held to welcome someone or to celebrate an event
A wedding reception

Party

A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement
A birthday party.

Reception

The process of receiving broadcast signals
A microchip that will allow parents to block reception of violent programmes
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Party

A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity
A search party.

Reception

The area in a hotel or organization where guests and visitors are greeted and dealt with
Wait for me downstairs in reception
The reception desk

Party

A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission
A raiding party.

Reception

The first class in an infant or primary school
My son is in reception
The reception class

Party

An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.

Reception

An act of catching a pass
His 49 receptions included six touchdowns

Party

A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory
I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.

Reception

The act or process of receiving or of being received.

Party

(Law) A person or entity that participates in a transaction, makes a contract, or is involved in a lawsuit as a litigant.

Reception

(Football) The act or an instance of catching a forward pass.

Party

A subscriber to a telephone party line.

Reception

A welcome, greeting, or acceptance
A friendly reception.

Party

A person using a telephone.

Reception

A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting
A wedding reception.

Party

A person
"And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his" (Anthony Hyde).

Reception

Mental approval or acceptance
The reception of a new theory.

Party

Of, relating to, or participating in an established political organization
Party members.
Party politics.

Reception

Conversion of transmitted electromagnetic signals into perceptible forms, such as sound or light, by means of antennas and electronic equipment.

Party

Suitable for use at a social gathering
Party dresses.
A party hat.

Reception

The condition or quality of the signals so received.

Party

Characteristic of a pleasurable social gathering
A party atmosphere.

Reception

The act of receiving.

Party

To celebrate or carouse at a party or similar gathering
That night we partied until dawn.

Reception

The act or ability to receive radio or similar signals.
We have poor TV reception in the valley.
The new system provides exceptional quality of the reception signal.

Party

(legal) A person or group of people constituting a particular side in a contract or legal action.
The contract requires that the party of the first part pay the fee.

Reception

A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.
After the wedding we proceeded to the reception.

Party

A person.

Reception

A reaction; the treatment received on first talking to a person, arriving at a place, etc.
The ambassador's jokes met a cold reception.

Party

A person; an individual.
He is a queer party.

Reception

The desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.

Party

With to: an accessory, someone who takes part.
I can't possibly be a party to that kind of reckless behaviour.

Reception

The school year, or part thereof, between preschool and Year 1, when children are introduced to formal education.

Party

A group of people forming one side in a given dispute, contest etc.

Reception

(law) The conscious adoption or transplantation of legal phenomena from a different culture.

Party

Active player characters organized into a single group.

Reception

(American football) The act of catching a pass.

Party

(video games) A group of characters controlled by the player.

Reception

(linguistics) Reading viewed as the active process of receiving a text in any medium (written, spoken, signed, multimodal, nonverbal), consisting of several steps, such as ideation, comprehension, reconstruction, interpretation.

Party

(politics) A political group considered as a formal whole, united under one specific political platform of issues and campaigning to take part in government.
The green party took 12% of the vote.

Reception

The act of receiving; receipt; admission; as, the reception of food into the stomach; the reception of a letter; the reception of sensation or ideas; reception of evidence.

Party

(military) A discrete detachment of troops, especially for a particular purpose.
The settlers were attacked early next morning by a scouting party.

Reception

The state of being received.

Party

A group of persons collected or gathered together for some particular purpose.

Reception

The act or manner of receiving, especially of receiving visitors; entertainment; hence, an occasion or ceremony of receiving guests; as, a hearty reception; an elaborate reception.
What reception a poem may find.

Party

A gathering of usually invited guests for entertainment, fun and socializing.
I'm throwing a huge party for my 21st birthday.

Reception

Acceptance, as of an opinion or doctrine.
Philosophers who have quitted the popular doctrines of their countries have fallen into as extravagant opinions as even common reception countenanced.

Party

A group of people traveling or attending an event together, or participating in the same activity.
We're expecting a large party from the London office.
Do you have a table available for a party of four?

Reception

A retaking; a recovery.

Party

A gathering of acquaintances so that one of them may offer items for sale to the rest of them.
Tupperware party
Lingerie party

Reception

The manner in which something is greeted;
She did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors

Party

A small group of birds or mammals.

Reception

A formal party of people; as after a wedding

Party

(obsolete) A part or division.

Reception

Quality or fidelity of a received broadcast

Party

(intransitive) To celebrate at a party, to have fun, to enjoy oneself.
We partied until the early hours.

Reception

The act of receiving

Party

To take recreational drugs.

Reception

(American football) the act of catching a pass in football;
The tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line

Party

(intransitive) To engage in flings, to have one-night stands, to sow one's wild oats.

Party

To form a party (with).
If you want to beat that monster, you should party with a healer.

Party

Of a fence or wall: shared by two properties and serving to divide them.

Party

Divided; in part.

Party

(heraldry) Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries.
An escutcheon party per pale

Party

A part or portion.

Party

A number of persons united in opinion or action, as distinguished from, or opposed to, the rest of a community or association; esp., one of the parts into which a people is divided on questions of public policy.
Win the noble Brutus to our party.
The peace both parties want is like to last.

Party

A part of a larger body of company; a detachment;

Party

A number of persons invited to a social entertainment; a select company; as, a dinner party; also, the entertainment itself; as, to give a party.

Party

One concerned or interested in an affair; one who takes part with others; a participator; as, he was a party to the plot; a party to the contract.

Party

The plaintiff or the defendant in a lawsuit, whether an individual, a firm, or corporation; a litigant.
The cause of both parties shall come before the judges.

Party

Hence, any certain person who is regarded as being opposed or antagonistic to another.
If the jury found that the party slain was of English race, it had been adjudged felony.

Party

Cause; side; interest.
Have you nothing saidUpon this Party 'gainst the Duke of Albany?

Party

A person; as, he is a queer party.

Party

Parted or divided, as in the direction or form of one of the ordinaries; as, an escutcheon party per pale.

Party

Partial; favoring one party; partisan.
I will be true judge, and not party.

Party

Partly.

Party

An organization to gain political power;
In 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level

Party

An occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment;
He planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day

Party

A band of people associated temporarily in some activity;
They organized a party to search for food
The company of cooks walked into the kitchen

Party

A group of people gathered together for pleasure;
She joined the party after dinner

Party

A person involved in legal proceedings;
The party of the first part

Party

Have or participate in a party;
The students were partying all night before the exam

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