Meaning of repeater


Pronunciation: (ri-pē'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that repeats.
  2. a repeating firearm.
  3. a timepiece, esp. a watch, that may be made to strike the hour or part of the hour. Cf.
  4. a pupil who repeats a course or group of courses that he or she has failed.
  5. a person who votes illegally by casting more than one vote in the same election.
  6. a person who has been convicted and sentenced for one crime, and later for another; recidivist.
  7. (no longer in technical use) a repeating decimal.
  8. a device capable of receiving one-way or two-way communications signals and delivering corresponding signals that are either amplified, reshaped, or both.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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