a counter (as in a hotel) where guests are received
- There were beautiful flowers on the reception desk.
- Please cover for me at the reception desk for about one hour.
- We drew lots to decide who would go first at the early morning reception desk.
- paid from operating appropriations and employed in an information and communication technology (ICT) services department, a safety and security department or another service involved in performing safety or security functions, a telephone switchboard/information service, a reception desk, a department providing support for Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)/European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) operations or for emergency and crisis coordination arrangements or employed to run or supervise technical installations,