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transceiver

[tran-see-ver]
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noun Radio.
  1. a transmitter and receiver combined in one unit.
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Origin of transceiver

First recorded in 1935–40; trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver
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Related Words for transceiver

television, telephone, radio, bug, handset, headphone, transceiver

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Historical Examples of transceiver

  • I'm going to set up this transceiver to record and transmit on command-response.

    Attrition

    Jim Wannamaker

  • When this trouble started I sent him a transceiver so we could talk directly.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • Scotty took his transceiver from his pocket and examined it with pride.

  • Do you mean you've been listening in ever since I strapped on the transceiver?

  • Orne pressed the neck stud on his transceiver, got Stetson, told him what had happened to this point.

    Operation Haystack

    Frank Patrick Herbert


British Dictionary definitions for transceiver

transceiver

noun
  1. a device which transmits and receives radio or electronic signals
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Word Origin for transceiver

C20: from trans (mitter) + (re) ceiver
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 transceiver

n.

1934, from a merger of transmitter + receiver.

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