Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A transmitter and receiver housed together in a single unit and having some circuits in common, often for portable or mobile use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A combined radio transmitter and receiver.
  • n. A device that performs transmitting and receiving functions, especially if using common components.

Etymologies

trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of transmitter and receiver. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Putting a gig of flash memory into that mouse transceiver is a great idea and could and will be very useful.

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  • The small unit is called the transceiver, or remote unit.

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  • The transceiver was a beauty, a big gleaming metallic RCA, the latest model as used in the naval vessels of a dozen nationalities.

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  • Admittedly on first impressions it looks like a mobile phone; the fact it's described as a transceiver seems to suggest it could be a mobile phone.

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  • A transceiver is a combined transmitter/receiver in one unit, with the other column being a passive reflector that does not require an electrical connection.

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  • The RFID sensor or a reader / writer is pretty much the same except perhaps the transceiver is a bit more powerful and the micro-controller usually has more processing power than an RFID tag.

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  • That's all they built; the transceiver was a stock

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  • The transceiver is another Alinco DX70 powered by a single 38Ah gel battery fixed to the bottom of the trolley, or a smaller and lighter 7Ah battery when in the back-pack.

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  • The transceiver is the ICOM 7000 with Bob Naggy's (AB5N) great mic modification.

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  • The transceiver, which is "one of about 1,000 pieces like it," is critical to keeping the city's 40-plus servers functioning, Aucoin said.

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