receptacle

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the plant part that carries the reproductive organs in lower plants such as mosses and liverworts

Agriculture

  • noun the top part of a flower stalk that supports the flower.

Construction

  • A contact device installed in an electric outlet box for the connection of portable equipment or appliances.

Electronics

  • A power line termination whose socket serves to supply electric power to devices or equipment whose plug is inserted into it. Receptacles are usually mounted in a wall, although they may be found elsewhere, such as a floor, or in the back of another electrical device, such as an amplifier, Also called convenience outlet, outlet, electrical outlet, power outlet, or power receptacle.
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