trans·​ceiv·​er tran(t)-ˈsē-vər How to pronounce transceiver (audio)
: 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 researchers compared the absorption profiles for different gases taken from an online molecular absorption database with sensing data on various gas samples from their sub-terahertz transceivers in sensing mode. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Nov. 2023 Laser transceivers on spacecraft can be smaller than their radio counterparts, which means less mass, less fuel, and less cost to launch them. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Oct. 2023 The computer can switch between the two autopilots as needed, as well as interface with a radio transceiver and GPS. IEEE Spectrum, 10 July 2023 There was a tone that got transmitted to radio transceivers and to radio stations. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 The Orion cortical stimulation system includes [from left] a processing unit, video glasses, and a wireless transceiver. IEEE Spectrum, 15 Aug. 2023 In December, the company was granted a patent involving transceivers that could be fitted on a device for the purposes of powering voice and internet services. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 30 June 2023 Designed by Harvard researcher Zachary Manchester, about half the wafer consists of a solar cell for generating electricity, and the rest includes a small microprocessor, a radio transceiver and magnetometer, and a gyroscope for navigation and orientation. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2016 The two big ones are a transceiver which, as its portmanteau-ness suggests, can both transmit and receive radio signals. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History


transmitter + receiver

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transceiver was in 1934

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“Transceiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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