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re·peat·er

 (rĭ-pē′tər)
n.
1. One that repeats: "[The] tourists are mainly repeaters from the United States and Canada who come for the peace and quiet" (James Kerr).
2. A watch or clock with a pressure-activated mechanism that strikes the hour.
3. A repeating firearm.
4. A device used to amplify digital or analog signals in order to strengthen them for retransmission, as on a computer network or in telephone or radio transmission.
5. A student who repeats a course, usually one that has been failed.
6. One who fraudulently votes more than once in a single election.
7. One who has been convicted of wrongdoing more than once, especially for the same offense.
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repeater

(rɪˈpiːtə)
n
1. a person or thing that repeats
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Also called: repeating firearm a firearm capable of discharging several shots without reloading
3. (Horology) a timepiece having a mechanism enabling it to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed
4. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering a device that amplifies or augments incoming electrical signals and retransmits them, thus compensating for transmission losses
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: substitute one of three signal flags hoisted with others to indicate that one of the top three is to be repeated
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re•peat•er

(rɪˈpi tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that repeats.
2. a firearm that can discharge a number of shots without reloading.
3. a timepiece, esp. a watch, that can strike the hour or part of the hour.
4. a pupil who repeats a failed course.
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 more than one crime; recidivist.
7. a device that receives one- or two-way communications signals in order to amplify and retransmit them.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeater - a person who repeats; "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.repeater - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
3.repeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloadingrepeater - a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
Mauser - trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
4.repeater - (electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again; "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
EE, electrical engineering - the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication
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Translations

repeater

[rɪˈpiːtəʳ] N
1. (= watch) → reloj m de repetición; (= rifle) → rifle m de repetición
2. (US) (Jur) → reincidente mf
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repeater

n (= gun)Repetier- or Mehrladegewehr nt; (= watch)Repetieruhr f
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