transceiver definition by Webster's New World
- an apparatus contained in a single housing, functioning alternately as a radio transmitter and receiver
- an electronic device that transmits and receives facsimile copies of printed material, pictures, etc. over a telephone line
Origin: trans(mitter) plush (re)ceiver
transceiver definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver.
transceiver - Computer Definition
A device that serves as both a transmitter and receiver, with both sets of circuitry contained within a common housing. In a local area network (LAN) context, a media access unit (MAU) is a form of transceiver that serves to physically connect a device such as a workstation or printer to the network. A modem is a transceiver, as well. See also portmanteau, receiver, and transmitter.
(TRANSmitter reCEIVER) An electronic device or circuit that transmits and receives analog or digital signals. It comes in many forms; for example, a transponder on a satellite, a network adapter in the computer or the voice circuits in a cellphone. See radio.