el receptor
-the recipient
See the entry for receptor.


el receptor, la receptora(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (medicine)
a. recipient
Para poder hacer un trasplante de órganos, donante y receptor tienen que ser compatibles.To carry out an organ transplant, the donor and recipient must be compatible.
2. (linguistics)
a. receiver
El emisor puede comunicarle sus opiniones al receptor mediante el uso de lenguaje emotivo.The sender can communicate his feelings to the receiver through the use of emotive language.
3. (sports)
a. catcher (baseball)
Un buen receptor tiene que ser muy inteligente y saber anticiparse al rival.A good catcher has to be very intelligent and know how to anticipate their rival's moves.
b. receiver (football)
¿Quién es el receptor de los Patriots?Who's playing receiver for the Patriots?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (grammar)
a. recipient
El rol semántico de receptor es típico del objeto indirecto.The semantic role of recipient is typically performed by the indirect object.
5. (telecommunications)
a. receiver
Hay tantos receptores de audio inalámbricos que no sé cuál elegir.There are so many wireless audio receivers I don't know which to choose.
6. (biology)
a. receptor
Las hormonas actúan en células que tienen receptores adecuados.Hormones act on cells that have adequate receptors.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (receiving)
a. recipient
Hay inmigrantes que tardan mucho en integrarse a la cultura receptora.Some immigrants take a long time to integrate into the recipient culture.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. receiving
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. recipient
receptor de órganoorgan recipient
3. (aparato)
a. receiver
receptora receptora
(Electricidad y Eléctronica) (Rad) (TV) receiver
receptor de televisión television set
1 (Med) recipient
receptor(a) universal universal recipient
2 (Béisbol) catcher; (en fútbol americano) receiver
3 (Lingüística) recipient
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