from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that converts electric signals to audible sound.
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- n. An electromechanical transducer that converts an electrical signal into audible sound.
- n. An encasing containing one or more loudspeaker devices and usually other electrical equipment such as a driver.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A device which converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance, usually outdoors; it is used to amplify or transmit over a distance speech from a person, who is typically speaking into a microphone. Sometimes it is used to play recorded speech or music.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
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