adjective /ɹɪˈsiːvd/
a) Generally accepted as correct or true

The recent revelation that East Anglia Universitys Climate Research Unit actively suppressed research findings contrary to the "received wisdom" of Global Warming, has severely damaged the credibility of the UNs IPCC predictions, which relied heavily on this institutions research findings.

b) (by implication) Unchallenged axioms

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  • received — received; un·received; …   English syllables

  • received — index common (customary), popular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • received — (adj.) mid 15c., generally accepted as true or good, pp. adjective from RECEIVE (Cf. receive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • received — [ri sēvd′] adj. accepted; considered as standard …   English World dictionary

  • Received — Receive Re*ceive (r[ e]*s[=e]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Received} (r[ e]*s[=e]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Receiving}.] [OF. receveir, recevoir, F. recevoir, fr. L. recipere; pref. re re + capere to take, seize. See {Capable}, {Heave}, and cf. {Receipt} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • received — [[t]rɪsi͟ːvd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The received opinion about something or the received way of doing something is generally accepted by people as being correct. [FORMAL] He was among the first to question the received wisdom of the time... The… …   English dictionary

  • received — adjective (only before noun) formal accepted or considered to be correct by most people: Sonntag s articles challenged received notions about photography. | received wisdom (=the opinions most people have about what is true): The received wisdom… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • received — adjective 1. conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers standard English (American) received standard English is sometimes called the King s English (British) • Syn: ↑standard • Ant: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • received — re|ceived [rıˈsi:vd] adj [only before noun] formal accepted or considered to be correct by most people received opinion/wisdom etc (=the opinion most people have) ▪ The received wisdom is that he will retire within the next year …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • received — adjective Date: 15th century generally accepted ; common < a healthy skepticism about received explanations B. K. Lewalski > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • received — /ri seevd /, adj. generally or traditionally accepted; conventional; standard: a received moral idea. [1400 50; late ME; see RECEIVE, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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