re·​peat·​er | \ ri-ˈpē-tər How to pronounce repeater (audio) \

Definition of repeater

: one that repeats: such as
a : one who relates or recites
b : a watch or clock with a striking mechanism that upon pressure of a spring will indicate the time in hours or quarters and sometimes minutes
c : a firearm having a magazine that holds a number of cartridges loaded one at a time into the chamber by the action of the piece
d : a habitual violator of the laws
e : one who votes illegally by casting more than one ballot in an election
f : a student enrolled in a class or course for a second or subsequent time
g : a device for receiving communication signals and delivering corresponding amplified ones

Examples of repeater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elusive environments The latest data reveal differences in the environments from which repeaters emanate. Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, "Astronomers Are Closer to Cracking the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts," 15 Aug. 2019 The center is a hub connected to a ham-radio network, a whole homemade chain of radio repeaters that don’t rely on the grid. Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker, "L.A.’s Fire Zone Prepares for the Blaze," 30 Oct. 2019 Provide a framework for future technological expansion and help take some burden off of the cellular repeater system, potentially improving communications for emergency responders, event staff, and customers. Stephen Means,, "Ohio State installing WiFi systems in Ohio Stadium and the Schottenstein Center," 23 July 2019 Park staff have cleaned up the site and repaired a radio repeater at the burned-out Mount Holmes Fire Lookout, but there are no plans to restore the building. USA TODAY, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019 In January, the CHIME team reported the detection of the second FRB repeater and 12 non-repeating FRBs. Katia Moskvitch, WIRED, "An Alien-Hunting Tech Mogul May Help Solve a Space Mystery," 21 July 2019 But repeater signals lasted longer on average, the collaboration reports. Elizabeth Gibney, Scientific American, "Astronomers Are Closer to Cracking the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts," 15 Aug. 2019 In his Defcon talk, Cabrera went so far as to argue that hackers could compromise a TV station or its radio-signal repeater equipment, enabling a malicious signal could be broadcast out to thousands of millions of TVs. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "Watch a Drone Take Over a Nearby Smart TV," 11 Aug. 2019 The Thunder were facing steep repeater tax payments, saddled by the negative-value contracts of Dennis Schröder and Andre Roberson and max deals for Westbrook and George. Jeremy Woo,, "Paul George and Russell Westbrook Trades Could Create the Perfect Thunder Rebuild," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of repeater

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repeater was in 1598

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7 Dec 2019

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“Repeater.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of repeater

: a gun that fires several times without needing to be reloaded

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