Definition of repeater in English:


Syllabification: re·peat·er
Pronunciation: /riˈpētər


  • 1A person or thing that repeats something, in particular.
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    • 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 that fires several shots without reloading.
  • 1.2A watch or clock that can be made to repeat its last strike.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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