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beeper

[ bee-per ]
/ ˈbi pər /
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noun

a device that connects into a telephone circuit and transmits a periodic signal as an indication that the conversation over the circuit is being recorded.
a similar device attached to a free-ranging animal as an aid to learning its habits; biotelemeter.
Also called pager. a pocket-size electronic device whose signal notifies a person of an important message, sometimes displaying the telephone number to be called.

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Origin of beeper

First recorded in 1945–50; beep + -er1
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