beeper

[bee-per]
noun
1.
a device that connects into a telephone circuit and transmits a periodic signal as an indication that the conversation over the circuit is being recorded.
2.
a similar device attached to a free-ranging animal as an aid to learning its habits; biotelemeter.
3.
Also called pager. a pocket-size electronic device whose signal notifies a person of an important message, sometimes displaying the telephone number to be called.

Origin:
1945–50; beep + -er1

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beep (biːp)
 
n
1.  a short high-pitched sound, esp one made by the horn of a car, bicycle, etc, or by electronic apparatus
 
vb
2.  to make or cause to make such a noise
 
[C20: of imitative origin]
 
'beeper
 
n

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beeper
"device that emits beeps," 1946, from beep.
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beeper definition


pager

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Example sentences
The researchers conducted the study by giving each volunteer a beeper that went
  off every two hours or so.
Two-way pagers are supposed to bail out the beeper industry.
Instead of getting upset, if he wishes to be left undisturbed, he should simply
  turn off his cell phone or beeper.
The typical pump is about the size of a beeper and has a digital display.
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