[ in-ter-uh-gey-ter-ri-spon-ser ]
/ ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪ tər rɪˌspɒn sər /
a radio or radar transceiver for sending a signal to a transponder and receiving and interpreting the reply.
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Origin of interrogator-responsor
First recorded in 1945–50
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