Definition of Recipient

1. Noun. A person who receives something.

2. Noun. The semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause.
Exact synonyms: Recipient Role
Generic synonyms: Participant Role, Semantic Role

Definition of Recipient

1. n. A receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still.

2. a. Receiving; receptive.

Definition of Recipient

1. Noun. One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) An individual receiving donor organs or tissues. ¹

3. Noun. The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected. ¹

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Definition of Recipient

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Medical Definition of Recipient

1. One who receives, as blood in transfusion or a tissue or organ graft. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recipient

recipient (current term)
recipient role
reciprocal-inhibition therapy
reciprocal altruism
reciprocal altruisms
reciprocal anchorage
reciprocal arm
reciprocal beat
reciprocal bigeminy
reciprocal cross
reciprocal forces
reciprocal inhibition

Literary usage of Recipient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"of both donor and recipient nodal tissue. A 50-year-old male patient was studied ... For the recipient heart, five SA node PP intervals recorded during the ..."

2. Yen for Development: Japanese Foreign Aid & the Politics of Burden-sharing by Shafiqul Islam (1991)
"What types of assistance best meet a recipient's needs? ... These are among the questions that color a recipient country's evaluation of an aid program. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The chief significance of the doctorate lay in the fact that it authorized the recipient to teach everywhere without undergoing further examination—jus ..."

4. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"Rights of the recipient of a Benefice. — He had a right to the income from the land ... 3 With the consent of the recipient of the benefice, if he wished to ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"(3) To guard against the injection of air into the vessels. (4) To guard against infection or disease that a donor may transmit to the recipient. ..."

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