baby monitor

noun

Definition of baby monitor 

: an electronic device consisting of a one-way radio or video transmitter with a portable receiver for remotely listening to or observing an otherwise unattended child Since they were introduced in the early eighties, baby monitors have helped reassure millions of moms and dads that their children were snoozing safely.— Anna David

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Axiom hired Philippe Starck, the French designer who has lent panache to everything from high-end hotel rooms to mass-market baby monitors, to outfit the interior of its cabins. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet," 9 June 2018 The groom, 33, is a founder and the former chief operating officer of Nanit, a technology company in New York that develops smart baby monitors. New York Times, "Elyse Feldman, Andrew Berman," 8 July 2018 The device, which took around four years to create, is now in 90 percent of devices that feature microphones, including hearing aids, baby monitors, audio recording devices, and a majority of smartphones and telephones. Brittany Britto, Washington Post, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 19 June 2018 The device, which took around four years to create, is now in 90 percent of devices that feature microphones, including hearing aids, baby monitors, audio recording devices, and a majority of smartphones and telephones. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 In households, that might include baby monitors, home appliances, sensors, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Echo. Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun-Sentinel.com, "South Florida gets large share in 'sample' of cyber attacks in state, FAU analysis finds," 20 June 2018 The device, which took around four years to create, is now in 90 percent of devices that feature microphones, including hearing aids, baby monitors, audio recording devices, and a majority of smartphones and telephones. Brittany Britto, Washington Post, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 19 June 2018 The device, which took around four years to create, is now in 90 percent of devices that feature microphones, including hearing aids, baby monitors, audio recording devices, and a majority of smartphones and telephones. Brittany Britto, ajc, "At 87, this Baltimore inventor has 250 patents to his name — and he’s still at it," 28 May 2018 Chris and Nina Cardinal found Chloe wandering the hallway after hearing a noise on the toddler’s baby monitor Friday. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Video footage shows toddler escaping bedroom with help from family dogs," 7 June 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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