pagers

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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