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receiver

[ ri-see-ver ]
/ rɪˈsi vər /
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noun

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receivable, receive, received, received pronunciation, received standard, receiver, receiver general, receivership, receiving, receiving blanket, receiving end

Origin of receiver

1300–50; 1875–80 for def 2; receive + -er1; replacing Middle English recevour < Anglo-French receivour, recevour (< Old French recevere)
Related formspre·re·ceiv·er, nounun·der·re·ceiv·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for receiver

receiver

/ (rɪˈsiːvə) /

noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for receiver

receiver


n.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from receive, or from Old French recevere (Modern French receveur), agent noun from recievere. As a telephone apparatus, from 1877; in reference to a radio unit, from 1891; in U.S. football sense, from 1897.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science 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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