receiver has definitions from the fields of electronics,physics,law,sport,american football,games
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[ noun ] (electronics) set that receives radio or tv signals

Synonyms

receiving_system

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

Several years ago headlines were made by a small radio_transmitter capsule which could be swallowed by the patient and which would then radio internal pressure data to external receivers .

These frequencies are amplified and detected by the FM receiver after each burst of transmitted energy and , after the `` pill '' has been calibrated , precise internal pressure indications can be obtained .

(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)

High sensitivity in radio_telescopes is achieved by reducing the bandwidth of the receiver ; therefore , only with precise foreknowledge of the line frequencies is an astronomical search for the radio_spectra of these molecules feasible .

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[ noun ] (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties

Synonyms

liquidator

Used in print

(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)

if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation has been duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States and has not been discharged prior to the date of payment , payment shall be made to such receiver or trustee in accordance with the order of the court ;

if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation has been duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States and has not been discharged prior to the date of payment , payment shall be made to such receiver or trustee in accordance with the order of the court ;

if a receiver or trustee for any such partnership or corporation , duly appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction in the United_States , makes an assignment of the claim , or any part thereof , with_respect_to which an award is made , or makes an assignment of such award , or any part thereof , payment shall be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear ; and in the case of any assignment of an award , or any part thereof , which is made in_writing and duly acknowledged and filed , after such award is certified to the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , payment may , in the discretion of the Secretary_of_the_Treasury , be made to the assignee , as his interest may appear .

Related terms

fiduciary law

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[ noun ] (physics) earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

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(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

She slapped the receiver into its holder and stepped away .

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

He scooped_up the receiver and said , `` Police_chief '' , into the mouthpiece , and then , `` Oh yes , Mr._Benson .

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

Casey heard the click of the distant receiver before he could open his mouth , and it took him no more than three seconds to make_his_decision .

Related terms

earpiece headset telephone

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[ noun ] a person who gets something

Synonyms

recipient

Used in print

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

Into the texture of this tapestry of history and human drama Henrietta , as every artist delights to do , wove strands of her own intuitive insights into human nature and - especially in the remarkable story of the attraction and conflict between two so disparate and fervent characters as this pair - into the relations of men and women : `` In their relations , she was the giver and he the receiver , nay the demander .

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[ noun ] (sport,american football,games) a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass

Related terms

football_player

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