Definition of transceiver
: a radio transmitter-receiver that uses many of the same components for both transmission and reception
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An avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe — tools for rescuing someone buried under snow — are de rigueur.
Though Gennum is already highlighting its Thunderbolt transceiver chips, Intel would not say when official specs would be released to other manufacturers, or when other suppliers might be able to offer compatible cabling.
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Origin and Etymology of transceiver
transmitter + receiver
First Known Use: 1934See Words from the same year
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Definition of transceiver for English Language Learners
: a radio that can send and receive messages
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