Definition of transceiver in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtran(t)ˈsēvər/


A device that can both transmit and receive communications, in particular a combined radio transmitter and receiver.
Example sentences
  • In the past, Earth-based radio transceivers performed all these functions, limiting both the communication bandwidth and the navigation accuracy.
  • By the age of 9 myself and my younger brother were involved in constructing complex electronic devices such as radio transceivers.
  • Each of the slave nodes has an uplink transceiver and a downlink transceiver, with the downlink transceiver ordinarily isolated by switches from the common bus.


1930s: blend of transmitter and receiver.

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Syllabification: trans·ceiv·er

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