Transceiver meaning

trăn-sēvər
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A transmitter and receiver housed together in a single unit and having some circuits in common, often for portable or mobile use.
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An apparatus contained in a single housing, functioning alternately as a radio transmitter and receiver.
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An electronic device that transmits and receives facsimile copies of printed material, pictures, etc. over a telephone line.
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(TRANSmitter reCEIVER) An electronic device or circuit that transmits and receives analog or digital signals, either wired or wireless. Transceivers come in many forms; for example, a satellite transponder is a transceiver. Ethernet adapters and cellphones also contain transceivers. See radio, base station and transponder.
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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.
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(computing) A device that performs transmitting and receiving functions, especially if using common components.
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Origin of transceiver

  • trans(mitter) (re)ceiver

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of transmitter and receiver.

    From Wiktionary