pager

1 [pey-jer]
noun
something, as a book or brochure, having a specified number of pages (usually used in combination): Her latest report was a 12-pager.

Origin:
1965–70; page1 + -er1

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pager

2 [pey-jer]
noun
beeper ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1965–70; page3 + -er1

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pager (ˈpeɪdʒə)
 
n
a small electronic device, capable of receiving short messages; usually carried by people who need to be contacted urgently (e.g. doctors)

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pager definition


A wireless device that, when activated, signals the bearer to contact either a predetermined party or the party indicated on the device itself. Often called a beeper for the annoying beeps some pagers use to alert their owner.

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pager definition


1. (Or "beeper", "bleeper" (UK?)) A small wireless receiver that, when triggered (generally via phone), will beep or vibrate (un)pleasantly. The wearer will have been trained to respond to this signal by looking at a small screen on the device for an unimportant message.
In recent years, pagers have grown more complex, allowing for long alphanumeric messages to be received and scrolled though (as opposed to earlier models, which supported only short numeric messages); at the same time as pager functions are integrated into some PDAs. If this trend continues, the distinction between PDAs and high-end pagers will disappear.
Short Message Service allows a mobile phone to display a message, just like an alphanumeric pager.
2. A program for viewing a text file a screenful at a time via a text terminal, as opposed to scrolling through it in a GUI window, or catting it all at once to the terminal.
The best known pagers are more, less, pg and list.com.
(1997-09-11)

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Example sentences
The latest fix is based, surprisingly, on one of the oldest wireless
  communication systems around: the pager.
First they alert the ambulance teams, who are summoned by pager.
Onshore, whenever his pager summons him, he hops in his pickup truck and
  answers the call.
These can be read as text on the pager or heard through a voice synthesizer.
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