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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged;
[syn: beeper, pager]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

pager \pag"er\, 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. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pager n 1: an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged [syn: beeper, pager]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

pager beeper bleeper 1. (Or "beeper", "bleeper" (UK?)) A small wireless receiver that, when triggered (generally via phone), will beep or vibrate (un)pleasantly. The wearer will have been trained to respond to this signal by looking at a small screen on the device for an unimportant message. In recent years, pagers have grown more complex, allowing for long alphanumeric messages to be received and scrolled though (as opposed to earlier models, which supported only short numeric messages); at the same time as pager functions are integrated into some PDAs. If this trend continues, the distinction between PDAs and high-end pagers will disappear. Short Message Service allows a mobile phone to display a message, just like an alphanumeric pager. 2. A program for viewing a text file a screenful at a time via a text terminal, as opposed to scrolling through it in a GUI window, or catting it all at once to the terminal. The best known pagers are more, less, pg and list.com. (1997-09-11)