at the receiving end


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at the receiving end

In the position of getting something (from someone else). Typically, the one "at the receiving end" is the recipient of some behavior or action perceived to be harmful or negative. Look, I know you're having a tough time at work, but I'm sick of being at the receiving end of your temper every night! I'd hate to be at the receiving end of one of his roundhouse kicks.
See also: end, receive

be at (or on) the receiving end

be subjected to something unpleasant. informal
See also: end, receive
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During the first trials of the system in July, the voice sounded more "computerized" than a telephone voice, Herman says, because of the way the words were digitized and then translated at the receiving end.
Sending programming material electronically over a secure private network eliminates the physical workflow associated with shipping, tracking, customs clearance, quality-control and ingest at the receiving end.
Because of overlapping signal paths and the close proximity of radios at the receiving end, the OS-Gemini also overcame very high levels of interference to connect with carrier-grade reliability.
Orthogon's OS-Gemini point-to-point broadband wireless system enabled the non-line-of-sight connection using its Multi-Beam Space-Time-Coding (STC) technology that transmits multiple signals around obstacles to reconnect at the receiving end.
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The use of a secondary decoder configured to receive the IP Video multicast provides for redundancy at the receiving end of the link.