AskDefine | Define receptive

Dictionary Definition

receptive adj
1 open to arguments, ideas, or change; "receptive to reason and the logic of facts"
2 ready or willing to receive favorably; "receptive to the proposals" [ant: unreceptive]
3 of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; "sensory neurons" [syn: centripetal, sensory(a)]

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  1. capable of receiving something
  2. ready to receive new ideas or concepts


capable of receiving something
ready to receive new ideas or concepts

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