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beeper

n. a portable electronic pager (signal). I have somebody call me during a meeting so my beeper will go off and get me out of it.
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Upland Special G3 EXP Featuring a brand-new beeper design, the Upland Special system ensures you always know where your bird dog is and if he's on point.
For all their ubiquity, backup beepers are poorly designed for their job, and some of their most annoying attributes are part of that poor design, says Chantal Laroche, a professor in the Audiology/Speech Language Pathology Department at the University of Ottawa, Canada, who has devoted much of her career to investigating the practical shortcomings of alarm sounds.
The problem was that if your beeper fell into the hands of your subversive two-year-old on a long journey, you might find on your return home that the doors refuse to budge.
A solar storm was suspected for a 1997 power failure in an AT&T satellite that silenced beepers in North America for several days.
Our teen expert sees a rosy--and cheaper--wireless future: "I'm pretty sure that every single teenager will have a cell phone and beeper five to 15 years from now," Mara predicts.
Other ways to reduce noise are to move equipment alarms away from patients, relocate nurses' stations away from rooms, switch beepers to vibrating mode, and train doctors and nurses to speak more softly.
Fortunately, also thanks to cell phones and beepers, a busy parent can easily set up a conference call from the middle of his third-grader's ballet recital.
This business also includes establishments primarily engaged in providing telephone paging and beeper services and those engaged in leasing telephone lines or other methods of telephone transmission, such as optical fiber lines and microwave or satellite facilities, and reselling the use of such methods to others.
Staff and customers at Beepers salon, in Radford Road, dressed in their best pink clothes and donned pink wigs for the charity's Pink Day.
Will beepers interfere with a dog's quest for game?
LATIN TRADE correspondent Julie Dulude spent some time on the road in Central America, talking to kids about their favorite techie toys, like cell phones, Web-based mail and beepers.
Most beepers in major cities should be operating again after the malfunction last week of a communications satellite, pager industry officials said.
For example, while almost all survey respondents agreed that cellular phones, beepers (and even automated phone services and voice mail) are invaluable in creating efficiencies and adding professionalism, the use of sophisticated tools such as desktop publishing, CD-ROM and the Internet became more frequent in offices with higher numbers of agents.
The report also includes industry definition, 5-year historical trends on industry sales, establishments and employment, a breakdown of establishments, sales and employment by employee size of establishment (9 categories), and estimates on up to 10 sub-industries, cellular phones, pagers and beepers.