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One who receives; receiver. E.g. "No recipient of the e-mail message will know about the other addressees who were listed in the BCC header."
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a human being or animal in which an organ, tissue, or cells from another organism have been transplanted. Transplantation is performed for therapeutic purposes, as in the case of blood transfusions and heart and kidney transplants. It is also carried out in order to study organ and cell functions; an example is the transplantation of bone marrow to animals that have been subjected to ionizing radiation. In addition, transplantation is sometimes performed for cosmetic purposes. The main conditions for the survival of foreign organs, tissues, or cells are the choice of a suitable donor and suppression of immunity in the recipient before the transplantation takes place. An organism with a surviving transplant is termed a chimera.


Moore, F. Istoriia peresadok organov. Moscow, 1973. (Translated from English.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


One who receives. The person to whom an email message is sent is the recipient.
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Thus, these two different types of responses namely, partial repetition of the prior speaker's most immediate utterance and minimal acknowledgment tokens in the conversation are named respectively as 'active listenership' and 'passive recipiency' on the basis of their different interactional functions.
(5.) The recipiency rate in Figure 2.8 is higher than in Figure 2.7 due to the inclusion of veterans and SSI recipients and exclusion of the over-65 population.
Chart 7 traces four series over the 1979-2003 period showing recipiency rates and replacement rates.
Despite low food stamp recipiency, the vast majority of mothers in this sample appear to meet the gross income criteria for food stamp eligibility.
He sees the earliest examples of patronage in this period as forms of gift exchange within a hierarchical culture in which the lines of patronage and recipiency are clearly delineated.
such as tax compliance or welfare recipiency, in which there are a large
As a result, state recipiency rates (insured unemployed as a share of total unemployed) varies widely.
The share of the needy (pre-tax and pre-transfer poor) population receiving welfare was cut nearly in half; the share receiving Food Stamps declined by one-quarter; and the share of pre-transfer poor children receiving SSI declined by about 9 percent (on a very low base of less than 4 percent recipiency).
The harsh administration of the breaching provisions associated with welfare recipiency is one indication of this.
"Workers' Compensation Recipiency in Union and Nonunion Workplaces." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol.
* The recipiency rate for TANF fell from 5.4 percent to 3.2 percent during the same five years, while food stamp recipiency rates dropped from 10.5 percent to 7.3 percent.