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pager

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[ pey-jer ]
/ ˈpeɪ dʒər /
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noun

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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Origin of pager

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First recorded in 1965–70; page1 + -er1

Definition for pager (2 of 2)

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[ pey-jer ]
/ ˈpeɪ dʒər /

noun

Origin of pager

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1965–70; page2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for pager

pager
/ (ˈpeɪdʒə) /

noun

a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)
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Cultural definitions for pager

pager

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.

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