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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Recent Examples on the Web After selecting 169 individuals of different ages, the team taped or glued transceivers, each weighing just two ounces, to the birds’ backs and bid them adieu. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Albatrosses Outfitted With GPS Trackers Detect Illegal Fishing Vessels," 27 Jan. 2020 Wearing a transceiver in avalanche country just makes sense. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "Just Because You're Inbounds Doesn't Mean You're Safe," 10 Jan. 2020 The product range will consist of both new lights as well as transceivers that can be retrofitted into existing lighting. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Philips Hue company announces lights that can beam data at 250 Mbps," 20 June 2019 HiSilicon was also responsible for several smaller chips, like audio, the RF transceiver, power-management, and mid-band 5G chips. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Huawei is now shipping smartphones with zero US components," 3 Dec. 2019 The phone came in a zippered bag, its handset connected to a transceiver by a coiled cord. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Video killed the radio star, and WiFi killed the free tabloid newspaper," 15 Sep. 2019 The transceiver is a 4.4 millimeter square, silicon chip. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "UCI electrical engineering team looks ‘Beyond 5G’ with new wireless transceiver," 26 July 2019 Sailing 50 miles off the coast of Hawaii, the converted World War II Victory ship was retrofitted with state-of-the-art telemetry antennas and communications transceivers. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Minnesotan Nancy Atkinson’s ‘Eight Years to the Moon’ is the moon landing book to read," 21 July 2019 Twin brothers Ralph and Robert Gable created and patented the first electronic monitoring system back in the 1960s out of missile tracking equipment, portable transceivers and battery packs. Andrew Boryga,, "Accused rapist takes off, showing that ankle monitors aren’t a perfect solution," 3 July 2019

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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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“Transceiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of transceiver

: a radio that can send and receive messages

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