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repeater

[ri-pee-ter] /rɪˈpi tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that repeats.
3.
Horology. a timepiece, especially a watch, that may be made to strike the hour or part of the hour.
Compare clock watch.
4.
Education. a pupil who repeats a course or group of courses that he or she has failed.
5.
a person who votes illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
6.
a person who has been convicted and sentenced for one crime, and later for another; recidivist.
7.
Mathematics. (no longer in technical use) a repeating decimal.
8.
Telecommunications. a device capable of receiving one-way or two-way communications signals and delivering corresponding signals that are either amplified, reshaped, or both.
9.
Navigation, gyro repeater.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; repeat + -er1
Related forms
nonrepeater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for repeaters

repeater

/rɪˈpiːtə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for repeaters

repeater

n.

1570s, agent noun from repeat (v.). As a type of firearm from 1868; as "a frequent offender" from 1884.

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Slang definitions & phrases for repeaters

repeaters

noun

Loaded dice (1950s+ Gambling)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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