trans·​ceiv·​er | \ tran(t)-ˈsē-vər How to pronounce transceiver (audio) \

Definition of transceiver

: a radio transmitter-receiver that uses many of the same components for both transmission and reception

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PigeonBot is equipped with an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, an airspeed sensor, a GPS, compasses, and radio transceivers that transmit flight information to a laptop. Claudia Kalb, National Geographic, "Why Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance endures, 500 years after his death," 12 June 2019 These constellations will require infrastructure on planet Earth that extends beyond ground transceivers. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Canaveral, Reinvigorated," 12 June 2018 The transceivers then send power back along the same pathways, bouncing off of floors, ceilings, and walls if necessary (no line of sight required). David Pogue, Scientific American, "What Companies Are Leading the Way in Wireless Charging Technology?," 15 Aug. 2017 The case also includes a radio transceiver and code authenticators. Russell Goldman, New York Times, "The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button," 3 Jan. 2018 Oak Brook plans to spend about $3 million to have about 5,300 new water meters and transceivers installed at all homes and businesses in the village. Chuck Fieldman,, "Oak Brook readies for $3 million water meter replacement program," 1 Nov. 2017 There were still fishing lures and nets inside the boat, as well as a life jacket, a radio transceiver and a single shoe resting on the bow. Ivan Watson, Yoko Wakatsuki And Junko Ogura, CNN, "Ghost ships: Bodies and boats unsettle Japanese community," 23 Dec. 2017 Oak Brook residents and businesses should begin receiving notices in mid-November, asking them to make appointments for the installation of the water meters and transceivers, Patchin said. Chuck Fieldman,, "Oak Brook readies for $3 million water meter replacement program," 1 Nov. 2017 Perkins had an avalanche transceiver in her backpack, but it was turned off, Chabot said. CBS News, "Renowned climber reflected on "painful reality" before killing himself," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of transceiver

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transceiver

transmitter + receiver

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English Language Learners Definition of transceiver

: a radio that can send and receive messages

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