transceiver

[tran-see-ver]
noun Radio.
a transmitter and receiver combined in one unit.

Origin:
1935–40; trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver

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transceiver (trænˈsiːvə)
 
n
a device which transmits and receives radio or electronic signals
 
[C20: from trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver]

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transceiver definition

networking
Transmitter-receiver, any device that performs both functions.
For example, on an Ethernet network, a transceiver is the hardware that connects a host interface (e.g. an Ethernet controller) to a local area network. Ethernet transceivers contain electronics that apply signals to the cable and sense other host's signals and collisions. See also CSMA/CD.
(2008-08-04)

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Example sentences
It had an antenna in the back, with a small radio transceiver box.
And she could gab with her other bubble-riding friends using the built-in
  microphone and radio transceiver.
On his lips he wore white sun block, and on his head a fighter pilot's helmet,
  complete with a transceiver.
It has also made an experimental optical transceiver that plugs into a laptop
  to receive and send light signals.
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