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receiver

[ ri-see-ver ]
/ rɪˈsi vər /
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noun

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Origin of receiver

1300–50; 1875–80 for def. 2; receive + -er1; replacing Middle English recevour<Anglo-French receivour, recevour (<Old French recevere)

OTHER WORDS FROM receiver

pre·re·ceiv·er, nounun·der·re·ceiv·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for receiver

receiver
/ (rɪˈsiːvə) /

noun

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Scientific definitions for receiver

receiver
[ rĭ-sēvər ]

A device, as in a radio or telephone, that converts incoming radio, microwave, or electrical signals to a form, such as sound or light, that can be perceived by humans. Compare transmitter.
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