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A room in a hotel or other building used for functions such as parties and meetings.
- ‘Its large reception room was used for meetings, dances and most other community activities.’
- ‘She was talking quietly with us in the hallway outside the giant reception room; 300 people had come and she had left him with some friends to come down in the hallway.’
- ‘Friends, relatives from both families and special guests filled the reception room at the Amari Orchid Resort Hotel, celebrating the joyous occasion.’
- ‘At the main entrance, the reception and the primary waiting area flow into a larger reception room, which doubles as a presentation, exhibition, and event space.’
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