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 Second, Mondavi plans to provide mmWave indoor coverage with its sub-6 GHz repeater modules that should sample in the second half of 2022. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 The complications include two high-speed triple-axis tourbillions, a decimal minute repeater, a monopusher chronograph, and a reference time differential function. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 9 Dec. 2021 Patek Has Shoehorned a Gramophone Into Its Latest Watch Patek Philippe’s new audiophile minute repeater, Reference 5750, takes aural inspiration from Thomas Edison’s phonograph. Tim Barber, Wired, 18 Dec. 2021 And that talent needs to come at a bargain price given that the Warriors hit the repeater tax this season and will end up with the highest salary and luxury tax bill in NBA history. Patrick Murray, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Using an array of radio telescopes called the European Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Network, a team determined the position of a repeater designated FRB 20200120E with extreme precision. Adam Mann, Scientific American, 22 Nov. 2021 Shor’s quantum repeater code couldn’t be exactly the same as the classical version, though. Katie Mccormick, Quanta Magazine, 16 Nov. 2021 The company also announced expanded mmWave frequency support for its BeamXR smart repeater family. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Vacheron Constantin takes this concept one step further by storing the sounds of every watch in its Les Cabinotiers minute-repeater range at Abbey Road Studios in London. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, 15 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of repeater

1598, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2022

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“Repeater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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