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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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How to use beeper in a sentence

  • Your Beeper of the Seals wants to get the power into his own hands, and betrays you; he who quits the field loses it.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete|Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • There were clanging bells and sirens and beeper-horns warning all nonofficial vehicles to keep out of the way.

    The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
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