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beeper

A portable electronic device that receives messages and beeps as a means of notification; a pager. My dad's a doctor, so his beeper goes off at all hours of the day and night.

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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Tokyo Telemessage is the last company to provide beeper service in the Land of the Rising Sun with around 1,500 customers left still subscribed, as reported by NHK News Web via SoraNews24.
"I don't believe that backup beepers are necessarily poorly designed for the job.
An e-collar with a combination of multilevel stimulation and remotely activated beeper location features can be used to reinforce learned behavior and to control impulsive behavior as well as to find any out-of-sight gun dog on water or in the field.
I was in one car recently and, as soon as you turned on the engine, off went this beeper. Oh, please, give me a second at least to get myself comfortable and find a place for my handbag before yelling at me over something I already know about.
GPS, however, is a far more exacting and pervasive technology, (23) which, unlike beepers, does not require, continuous monitoring or tailing by law enforcement.
Of course, this conclusion suggests that were Chamberlain to have declared a prohibition on third party beepers in its publicity and terms of sale, its action against Skylink may have been well founded.
In his brief, Klunder quotes a dissenting opinion from a Nevada state case upholding warrantless beepers. The opinion sums up the ACLU's fears about a world where cops can use GPS indiscriminately: Such devices could be used to "continually monitor individuals only because law enforcement considers them 'dirty.' In the future, innocent citizens, and perhaps elected officials or even a police officer's girlfriend...will have their whereabouts continually monitored simply because someone in law enforcement decided to take such action.
When I became sortie generation flight chief, I banned both cell phones and beepers from the flightline to reduce the possibility of this happening again.
While the departments sort the issue out, police distributed beepers and promised to alert the paper's crime reporters to major incidents.
New York City's burgeoning Russian emigre community turned out in such force that pleas to turn off cellular phones and beepers were made in Russian as well as English before each performance.
GB radios, walkie-talkies, mobile phones and beepers will not operate properly.
The eProx takes advantage of the fact that most electronic modules include such features as regulators, beepers, LEDs, and transient surge protection.
In a society pushing technology on us with cellular phones, computers, beepers, and fax machines, some of us may prefer less technological running.
"Some kids have busy lives and use beepers to keep in touch.
Puerto Rico will lose 1,500 jobs and a major manufacturer as Motorola shuts down its plant in the northern city of Vega Baja because of a reduced demand for beepers. Motorola said more than 1,200 production employees and 300 administrative staff and engineers will lose their jobs or be transferred before June 30, the official shutdown date: .