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Definitions for receptionist
rɪˈsɛp ʃə nɪstre·cep·tion·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. receptionistnoun

    a secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors

Wiktionary

  1. receptionistnoun

    An employee who receives visitors and/or calls, typically in an office setting.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1901, derived from reception (itself from receptio, from receptus, the perfect passive participle of recipio) + -ist.

  2. receptionistnoun

    A secretary whose tasks prominently include the above.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1901, derived from reception (itself from receptio, from receptus, the perfect passive participle of recipio) + -ist.

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  1. Receptionist

    A receptionist is an employee taking an office/administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organization or business. The title "receptionist" is attributed to the person who is specifically employed by an organization to receive or greet any visitors, patients, or clients and answer telephone calls.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of receptionist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of receptionist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of receptionist in a Sentence

  1. Mary Tulle:

    We have a fantastic receptionist who would normally handle maybe two inquiries a day, we had five people dedicated full time to manage the inquiries.

  2. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    I had other problems — I dressed nicely. I used words that were not monosyllabic. I aspired to go to Harvard University or Yale. The DCYF receptionist and the security guard would nod and smile at the narrative for my future. The social workers would counsel me to dress with baggy jeans and speak like a child so as to not elicit beatings by the other kids.” Excerpt From: Nicholas Alahverdian. “Ignoble Inferno/ The Nicholas Alahverdian Lawsuit.” iBooks.

  3. Annie Brahler:

    The office redesign was not inspired by Downton Abbey, i think a receptionist just said that to the guy from the Post and he sort of ran with it. I designed the space and Downton Abbey didn't have anything to do with it, however it's a great show!

  4. Aaron Schock:

    I think a receptionist just said that to the guy from the Post and he sort of ran with it. I designed the space and Downton Abbey didn't have anything to do with it, however it's a great show!

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