beeper: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bē'pur), [key]
— n.
  1. a device that connects into a telephone circuit and transmits a periodic signal as an indication that the conversation over the circuit is being recorded.
  2. a similar device attached to a free-ranging animal as an aid to learning its habits; biotelemeter.
  3. Also calleda pocket-size electronic device whose signal notifies a person of an important message, sometimes displaying the telephone number to be called.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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