Definition of repeater in English:



  • 1A person or thing that repeats something, in particular.

    • ‘Still, it was enough to triangulate the sound-wave repeater.’
    • ‘Without an external antenna or repeater, though, your cell phone won't work.’
    • ‘This was a surprising result as we expected that women multiple repeaters would be relatively unresponsive to such a simple intervention.’
    • ‘This is quite possible if you are receiving your analogue signals from a local repeater than doesn't transmit digital.’
    • ‘It is no wonder that most guests are repeaters, some even staying for three months or more at each visit.’
    • ‘All 1394 devices act as peer-to-peer repeaters, thus removing the need for special devices such as hubs.’
    • ‘A second challenge is to do a better job of customer retention, keeping repeaters in the fold.’
    • ‘They've become repeaters, not reporters.’
    • ‘In his district, he said, 12,000 incoming third graders next year will be joined by 13,000 repeaters.’
    • ‘It was the first French autoloader to consistently perform as reliably as existing bolt action repeaters.’
    • ‘Finally, because repeaters can use different types of technology we only recommend using repeaters from the same vendor that makes your access point.’
    • ‘I am a great repeater.’
    • ‘In August the repeater went back into operation and apart from a few hiccups, the modifications were welcomed by the monitors.’
    • ‘The spokesperson for the education department said the decision to turn repeaters away was based on the capacity of the school to take in more pupils.’
    • ‘Local artists and teachers introduce fresh artistic perspective and a personalized portfolio of mature projects to retain and challenge children's interests - particularly the repeaters at camp.’
    • ‘Previous studies of intervention to reduce repetition of deliberate self harm in unselected patient groups have been unsuccessful in reducing the proportion of repeaters.’
    • ‘It is important to note that repeaters cannot eliminate all jitter from the incoming signal.’
    • ‘Regular repeaters were hard-pressed to name their favorite.’
    • ‘Exclusively high risk approaches to intervention are unlikely to succeed because of the large numbers of repeaters in the low and moderate risk groups.’
    • ‘For the first time ever, we had control over who used the repeater.’
    1. 1.1A firearm which fires several shots without reloading.
      ‘a fast-fire repeater’
    2. 1.2A watch or clock which repeats its last strike when required.
      • ‘Moreover, your wristwatch-cum-caller ID will communicate with the repeater, saving you from fumbling around in your pocket whenever your phone rings.’
    3. 1.3A device for the automatic retransmission or amplification of an electrically transmitted message.
      • ‘Repeaters should be used everywhere else, since any jitter transferring through the repeater is low frequency and benign to downstream devices.’
      • ‘For example, many systems are outfitted with repeaters, which receive and relay signals.’
      • ‘Recently announced products can increase this distance to 2,000 km, thereby eliminating the cost and latency associated with repeaters and amplifiers.’
      • ‘The power line is used as a network backbone - it can carry data traffic for something under a mile (or further if a repeater is installed in the line) before it has to be converted to some other medium like optical fiber or coaxial cable.’
      • ‘By putting repeaters all over the place, it's possible to paste together a wireless network that truly works.’
      • ‘I built two repeaters thinking that, if I could even find a place to put them on top of Bennett Mountain, two repeaters might be better than one.’
      • ‘Chapter 5 briefly discusses devices evolved from original repeaters, bridges and routers like hubs, faster and virtual LAN techniques.’
      • ‘The maximum cable length between the control computer and the first repeater or between repeaters is 1,200 meters.’
      • ‘In the end, wireless signal repeaters can be a good solution for situations where you need to extend the range of your wireless LAN.’
      • ‘Unlike ordinary 3-watt cellular phones that service population centres and traffic corridors, the Autotel service pumps a 25-watt signal to proprietary, high-elevation repeaters.’
    4. 1.4A railway signal indicating the state of another that is out of sight.
      • ‘New models are most easily spotted by the indicator repeaters in the outside mirrors, as well as other detail external bodywork changes.’