receiving line


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receiving line

n.
A line of people formed to greet arriving guests individually, as at a formal gathering.

receiv′ing line`


n.
a row formed by the hosts, guests of honor, or the like, to greet guests formally, as at a reception.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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Lately I have been to a number of funerals where there is no receiving line. Dozens of people are all milling about and hard to see.
Instead of manual sorting, iQor's automated receiving line saves time by scanning 75 products per minute (36,000 per shift) and improves disposition accuracy by routing them to the correct location based on the unit's embedded code.
To my surprise, people in the receiving line kept asking where my church was, and it felt as if God was speaking through each parishioner who shook my hand.
They were impressed at how efficiently the Queen dealt with people in a receiving line with "friendly hellos", leaving no opportunity for banter.
McKinley was shot by an anarchist while standing in a receiving line at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
As Uresti left the courtroom, he hugged and shook the hands of a receiving line of family members, many of them crying.
Trudeau's youngest son Hadrien did his best to steal the show, making off down the red carpet with the flowers handed to his father by an Indian official, leaving the rest of his family to manage the receiving line.
Hence a compromise to have certain important advantages of connectivity and a very high level of security, is to interrupt only the receiving line in the cyber-physical device.
He said he, Roughead and their spouses spent hours in a receiving line and posed for several pictures.
Dr David Taylor, CEO and Dr Vera Zhang, Director of MR Solutions' international office based in Boston, stood in the receiving line for the Queen who congratulated the winners.
Imaging sonar array and the target imaging, as shown in figure 3 array by firing line array and receiving line array to form a "T" type array as imaging sonar, first of all, using the vertical linear array signal, the vertical line array will form a narrow vertical direction and horizontal direction with wider beam that can through to the firing of the line array beamforming, and so as to control the beam on the vertical launch angle.