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

Examples of transceiver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The audio brand that’s beloved for its trademark blue power meters and slightly spooky green logo has announced a brand-new Bluetooth transceiver just in time for Father’s Day. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2021 These malfunctions were not responsible for the victims’ deaths, but this sudden spotlight reinforces the importance of carrying a functional, efficient transceiver. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 23 Mar. 2021 But instead of reaching for his smartphone, Galchutt was absorbed by another device: a portable transceiver. Chase Brush, Outside Online, 14 Mar. 2021 Glover replaced a wireless camera transceiver and attached a stiffener to a flexible thermal cover on the Quest airlock's outer hatch. William Harwood, CBS News, 13 Mar. 2021 Both men, from nearby Ashland, Ore., were experienced winter-sport enthusiasts familiar with the area and were carrying avalanche rescue gear, including a transceiver device, according to the avalanche center report. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2021 Of course, Apple sold its own version of transceiver as did many other companies. Chris Wilkinson, Ars Technica, 11 Dec. 2020 Their advice: Always check avalanche forecasts, carry an avalanche shovel, probe, transceiver and other necessary gear, and seek training whenever possible. Jane C. Hu, Wired, 14 Nov. 2020 For $1 more, Tech-1 also has a larger and wireless mouse, which includes a teeny transceiver to plug into an available USB (Type-A) port. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of transceiver was in 1934

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2 Jun 2021

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“Transceiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of transceiver

: a radio that can send and receive messages


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