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Meaning of REPEATER

Pronunciation:  ri'peetur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (electrical engineering) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again; "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"
  2. [n]  a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
  3. [n]  someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
  4. [n]  a person who repeats; "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"

REPEATER is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: habitual criminal, recidivist, repeating firearm
 See Also: criminal, crook, electronic device, felon, firearm, human, individual, malefactor, Mauser, mortal, outlaw, person, piece, small-arm, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*peat"er\ (-?r), n.
One who, or that which, repeats. Specifically:
(a) A watch with a striking apparatus which, upon pressure of
    a spring, will indicate the time, usually in hours and
(b) A repeating firearm.
(c) (Teleg.) An instrument for resending a telegraphic
    message automatically at an intermediate point.

(d) A person who votes more than once at an election. [U.S.]
(e) See {Circulating decimal}, under {Decimal}.
(f) (Naut.) A pennant used to indicate that a certain flag in
    a hoist of signal is duplicated. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Computing Dictionary

A network or communications device which propagates electrical signals from one cable to another, amplifying them to restore them to full strength in the process. Repeaters are used to counter the attenuation which occurs when signals travel long distances (e.g. across an ocean).

A network repeater is less intelligent than a bridge, gateway or router since it works at the physical layer.