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Sensitive or responsive to stimulus.
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a. Receiving or ready to receive penetration in sexual intercourse.
b. Receiving or ready to receive male gametes or nuclei during sexual reproduction: a receptive hypha; receptive stigmas.

re·cep′tive·ly adv.
re·cep′tive·ness, re′cep·tiv′i·ty n.
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The company has also revamped its 'Vivo Blue' color by using a more saturated shade of blue as a result of a study by Vivo to better understand consumer visual habits and their visual receptiveness to digital displays.
"The El Salvadorian government's receptiveness to China's apparent interference in the domestic politics of a Western Hemisphere country is of grave concern to the United States, and will result in a reevaluation of our relationship with El Salvador." The US said that countries that seek to expand relations with China to obtain state-directed investment would only stimulate short-term economic growth and in the long run infrastructure development "may be disappointed." "Around the world, governments are waking up to the fact that China's economic inducements facilitate economic dependency and domination, not partnership," it said.
"I am very keen to leave these matters to the judiciary, without any political [interference]," Jreissati said in support of the first option, but added that all sides had expressed receptiveness to the other two solutions.
The Evangelist seems to make a contrast between those supposedly "wise and learned" but unbelieving towns and the receptiveness of other people whom Jesus now describes as "babies." For Jesus, ironically, this is a cause for thanksgiving and rejoicing: that those who are supposed to be without knowledge and wisdom become the recipients of the Father's revelation.
Apotheca Biosciences said its goal is to lay the groundwork and continue research of cannabinoid receptiveness in patients and create nutraceuticals that reflects their research.
The company chose the city for the availability of affordable real estate, cost of doing business, access to skilled personnel and a general receptiveness by city officials.
The 2016 report highlights the Islamic perspective on the ethical management of incidental findings, seeking to find a balance between receptiveness towards new healthcare practices while abiding by traditional Islamic customs.
The 2016 report highlights the Islamic perspective on the ethical management of incidental findings; seeking to find balance between receptiveness toward new healthcare practices while abiding by traditional Islamic customs.
Mike & Dave's chose to launch its concept in New York because of residents' receptiveness and increasing focus on healthy eating and personal wellness.
While municipalities still rely heavily on traditional funding mechanisms, receptiveness to new alternatives is growing, according to the 2016 Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: US.
It is expected that prospective retirees in the hotel industry will prepare their retirement socially and psychologically so that they will be satisfied in terms of healthiness, enamoredness and receptiveness.

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