beamer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

beam +‎ -er. The term is sometimes used (by non-native speakers) because German and Dutch use the word beamer for that purpose and it appears English (it is a pseudo-anglicism).

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beamer (plural beamers)

  1. (cricket) A ball, presumed to have been bowled accidentally, that does not bounce, but passes the batsman at head height.
  2. (chiefly by non-native speakers) A projector.
    • 2004, John Rodney Turner, Managing Web Projects[1], ISBN 0566085674, page 210:
      The plan can be projected on to a white board, [] or by using a beamer (data projector).
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Beamer (BMW car)
  4. (gymnastics, slang) A gymnast proficient with or specializing in the balance beam ("beam").

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From beamen (to assent) +‎ -er (agentive suffix)

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Noun[edit]

beamer m (plural beamers, diminutive beamertje n)

  1. A consenter, who assents to a statement

Etymology 2[edit]

A pseudo-anglicism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.mər/
  • Hyphenation: bea‧mer

Noun[edit]

beamer m (plural beamers, diminutive beamertje n)

  1. A video projector

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