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 first electronic avalanche rescue beacon was a radio transceiver developed by a Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory research team headed by John Lawton. Andrew Freeman, Outside Online, 21 May 2012 The attacker can use a transceiver to compromise the lidar by sending spurious signals that contain fake obstacles along car paths. John Giordani, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 The Canadian Avalanche Association requires a transceiver, shovel, and probe for its courses but doesn’t mention airbags. Outside Online, 5 Dec. 2021 This Tech -1-branded computer accessory includes a teeny transceiver that plugs into an available USB-A port on your Windows PC to make a wireless handshake with the device. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 The man’s partner used a transceiver and a probe pole to locate and remove him from the snow, but he could not be saved. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 27 Dec. 2021 The victim's partner found him with a transceiver and probe pole and took him out of the snow, the information center said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 25 Dec. 2021 As a transceiver, the MB20 can function as either a Bluetooth receiver or a transmitter (but not both at the same time). Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 May 2021 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 See More

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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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“Transceiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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