Definition of received adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈsiːvd//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsiːvd//
[only before noun] (formal)
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  • accepted by most people as being correct The received wisdom is that they cannot win. They challenged received ideas about education.
  • Idioms
    conventional/received wisdom
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    the view or belief that most people hold Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in cities. See related entries: Clever
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: received