In an institute that has food distribution service and medical service:

When a person goes to a clinic, we save his details in what we call a "Person's Visit".

But the person also comes once a month to the institute to get food. What is the equivalent term to Visit that can be used for the person's going to get the food ?

I thought of "Person Food give-away", "Person Food Visit", "Person Food Record", but this is not exactly what i'm looking for, is there a more accurate or more convenient term ?


Perhaps "Person's Food Recipience"?

Assuming in the context of your institute that a visit always involves medical servicing, perhaps recipience could always involve the distribution of food.

In this case, you could just say "Person's Recipience" to minimize the length.

"Reception" or perhaps "acquisition" could also work in place of "recipience", but I think "recipience" is best.

  • Recipience is a great word! I think in American English procurement would be more common. – ColleenV parted ways Nov 20 '14 at 16:36
  • @ColleenV It seems to be rare in all varieties of English (see GloWbE). I think the meaning of recipience is relatively clear in writing even if you're not familiar with the word, but I'd be wary of using it in speech since it's homophonous with recipients, a far more common word. – snailcar Nov 20 '14 at 17:19
  • @ColleenV I agree with your comment on the OP. Renaming the original label is probably the most streamlined option. Procurement is a far more common word, but I agree with snailboat. :) – ZX9 Nov 20 '14 at 18:45

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