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Sensitive or responsive to stimulus.


/re·cep·tive/ (re-cep´tiv) capable of receiving or of responding to a stimulus.


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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Ascertain regulator receptiveness to innovations in oncology clinical trial design and endpoint designation.
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Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the general economic and industry factors and receptiveness of the market to RAE Systems and its products.
The consultancy then used its measurement tool, the SFI, to monitor player behaviour and matched engagement and receptiveness levels with game events and game play dynamics.
Until now, the gaming industry has not had an independent method of tracking consumer attention and receptiveness levels.
Actual future results, including product introduction schedules, market receptiveness, regulatory approvals and commercial viability, could differ materially due to changes in conditions affecting the industry, political, legal or regulatory developments, and market conditions.
These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: our recent history of losses; our ability to achieve or maintain profitability; potential regulatory action; worldwide economic weakness; geopolitical conditions and continued threats of terrorism; the receptiveness of the media to our services; changes in our marketplace that could limit or reduce the perceived value of our services to our clients; our ability to develop new products and services that keep pace with technology; our ability to develop and maintain successful relationships with critical vendors; future acquisitions or divestitures, which may adversely affect our operations and financial results; and increased competition, which may have an adverse effect on pricing, revenues, gross margins and our customer base.

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