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

  • n. See beeper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device for receiving alpha-numeric messages
  • n. A computer program running in a text terminal, used to view (but not modify) the contents of a text file moving down the file one line or one screen at a time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small electronic communication device which signals when a telephone call has been received at a base station. Each such device receives radio signals from the base station specifically coded for the individual to whom it is registered; the signal given by the device to the registered user may be a beeping sound, indicating that the user should call the base station to receive a message; or it may display a telephone number to which the user may call directly to return the incoming call, or may display a short message. Such devices are small enough to carry in the pocket or pocketbook, or to clip onto a belt or other part of the clothing. Also called beeper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged

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