rep eater


a person or thing that repeats.
Horology. a timepiece, especially a watch, that may be made to strike the hour or part of the hour. Compare clock watch.
Education. a pupil who repeats a course or group of courses that he or she has failed.
a person who votes illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
a person who has been convicted and sentenced for one crime, and later for another; recidivist.
Mathematics. (no longer in technical use) a repeating decimal.
Telecommunications. a device capable of receiving one-way or two-way communications signals and delivering corresponding signals that are either amplified, reshaped, or both.
Navigation, gyro repeater.

1570–80; repeat + -er1

nonrepeater, noun Unabridged
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repeater (rɪˈpiːtə)
1.  a person or thing that repeats
2.  Also called: repeating firearm a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading
3.  a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
4.  electrical engineering a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses
5.  nautical Also called: substitute one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated

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