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repeater

Line breaks: re|peat¦er
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpiːtə
 
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Definition of repeater in English:

noun

1A person or thing that repeats something, in particular:
Example sentences
  • In his district, he said, 12,000 incoming third graders next year will be joined by 13,000 repeaters.
  • For the first time ever, we had control over who used the repeater.
  • A second challenge is to do a better job of customer retention, keeping repeaters in the fold.
1.1A firearm which fires several shots without reloading: a fast-fire repeater
1.2A watch or clock which repeats its last strike when required.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, your wristwatch-cum-caller ID will communicate with the repeater, saving you from fumbling around in your pocket whenever your phone rings.
1.3A device for the automatic retransmission or amplification of an electrically transmitted message.
Example sentences
  • Repeaters should be used everywhere else, since any jitter transferring through the repeater is low frequency and benign to downstream devices.
  • Chapter 5 briefly discusses devices evolved from original repeaters, bridges and routers like hubs, faster and virtual LAN techniques.
  • Recently announced products can increase this distance to 2,000 km, thereby eliminating the cost and latency associated with repeaters and amplifiers.
1.4A railway signal indicating the state of another that is out of sight.
Example sentences
  • New models are most easily spotted by the indicator repeaters in the outside mirrors, as well as other detail external bodywork changes.

Words that rhyme with repeater

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, peter, praetor (US pretor), Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta

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