from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having been accepted as true or worthy: "Received political wisdom says not. Surveys show otherwise” ( Economist).

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of receive.
  • adj. Generally accepted as correct or true
  • adj. Unchallenged axioms

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, projecting between other parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. widely accepted as true or worthy
  • adj. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers


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