Pronunciation: (ri-sep'tiv),[key] —adj. 1. having the quality of receiving, taking in, or admitting.
2. able or quick to receive knowledge, ideas, etc.: a receptive mind. 3. willing or inclined to receive suggestions, offers, etc., with favor: a receptive listener. 4. of or pertaining to reception or receptors: a receptive end organ. 5. (in language learning) of or pertaining to the language skills of listening and reading (opposed to productive).