What does the word receptivity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Receptiveness.

Usage examples for receptivity

  1. We must never forget that it is from above that each of the prophets received his share of the prophetic spirit, and that this depended partly upon the measure of his receptivity, which might have been greater with the former than with the latter prophets,- and, partly, upon the wants and capacities of those for whom the prophecy was destined. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  2. Conceptions, then, are based on the spontaneity of thinking, as sensuous perceptions are on the receptivity of impressions. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  3. This great principle of mutual attraction, receptivity and mutual adjustment governs everywhere in the universal realms of nature and truth. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder