Horology. a timepiece, especially a watch, that may be made to strike the hour or part of the hour.: Compare clock watch.
Education. a student who repeats a course or group of courses that they have failed.
a person who votes illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
a person who has been convicted and sentenced for one crime, and later for another; recidivist.
Mathematics. (no longer in technical use) a repeating decimal.
Telecommunications. a device capable of receiving one-way or two-way communications signals and delivering corresponding signals that are either amplified, reshaped, or both.
Navigation. gyro repeater.
- non·re·peat·er, noun
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How to use repeater in a sentence
If those tweaks don’t work, switching to a mesh network system or buying a repeater can also improve your WiFi speed.
Because electrical and optical signals gradually dissipate as they pass through cables, repeaters that read the signal and retransmit it are added at regular intervals to ensure the signals don’t lose strength or fidelity.
Now though, researchers from the the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain have demonstrated a new kind of quantum memory that could help build repeaters that can greatly extend the range of quantum networks.
The new setup, reported in Nature, has a number of characteristics that bring it far closer to a practical quantum repeater.
If each repeater is able to store an entanglement for a short while, it gives you time to link all stages of the network together.
He quickly invented the automatic repeater to transfer messages from one to another wire.
That splendid repeater you used to strike in the library whenever we said it was time for us to go into church.Carmen | Prosper Merimee
She couldn't 'see' anything for herself, but she got a glimpse of my repeater in the pocket of a red waistcoat.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
I left the repeater under my pillow when I got up in the middle of the night to go on deck, thinking I heard a cry.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
I put in about three shots to your one, owing to my rifle being a repeater, while you must load yours at each shot.Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields
British Dictionary definitions for repeater
a person or thing that repeats
Also called: repeating firearm a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading
a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
electrical engineering a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses
Also called: substitute nautical one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated
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