Definition of receptance in English:

receptance

noun

  • 1Reception; acceptance.

  • 2Mechanics. The ratio of the resulting displacement to the exciting force in an oscillation or vibration. Frequently attributive Compare "compliance".

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Lithgow (1582–c1645), traveller. Probably partly from classical Latin recept-, present stem of receptāre reset + -ance, and partly from classical Latin recept-, past participial stem of recipere receive + -ance, after acceptance.

Pronunciation

receptance

/rɪˈsɛpt(ə)ns/