- something, as a book or brochure, having a specified number of pages (usually used in combination): Her latest report was a 12-pager.
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Contemporary Examples of pager
As part of his job move, Zanzi says, he was given a pager so he would be accessible to Travolta around the clock.8 Juiciest Bits From Latest Lawsuit Against John Travolta
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Historical Examples of pager
Blinker got a pager and looked up the movements of Sunday steamboats.The Trimmed Lamp
- a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)
Word Origin and History for pager
"device that emits a signal when activated by a telephone call," 1968, agent noun from page (v.1).
A wireless device that, when activated, signals the bearer to contact either a predetermined party or the party indicated on the device itself. Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.