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  • n  willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
    he was testing the government's receptiveness to reform
    this receptiveness is the key feature in oestral behavior, enabling natural mating to occur

  • Paige, 67, is widely credited with turning around the Houston schools through an emphasis on accountability and efficiency and a receptiveness to new ideas.
  • The receptiveness of the establishment to the outlaw sub-art in the early and middle 70s was evident at the two major film festivals I took part in, Cannes and New York.
  • But this time I think there is a very great receptiveness.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in The Moscow Times
    Sarkozy told reporters that Medvedev had "told me of his receptiveness to the question of sanctions so long as they don't create humanitarian dramas."
  • Duncan Kerr in ABC Online
    Mr Kerr said such a scheme will only work in Australia if it is demand driven: "We'd like to get down to a real examination of the demand for labour and the receptiveness of a pilot scheme in various parts of Australia."
  • Greg Sorbara in
    I think there was some receptiveness there on behalf of the federal minister and I think my colleagues had a much better understanding of the circumstances,Sorbara said after the meeting.

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