1) N-COUNT In a hotel, the receptionist is the person whose job is to book rooms for people and answer their questions. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, use desk clerk)
2) N-COUNT In an office or hospital, the receptionist is the person whose job is to answer the telephone, arrange appointments, and deal with people when they first arrive.

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