pager

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English[edit]

Motorola LX2 pager (sense 1), 1990s
the less pager (sense 2)

Etymology[edit]

From page +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peɪd͡ʒə(ɹ)/, enPR: pāʹjər
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪd͡ʒə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: pag‧er

Noun[edit]

pager (plural pagers)

  1. (telecommunications) A wireless telecommunications device that receives text or voice messages.
    Synonym: beeper
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things, page 355:
      Before he could bring it down, the pager clipped to his belt went off. Alan pushed the button that turned the hateful gadget off and stood indecisively in front of the shop door a moment longer []
  2. (computing) A computer program running in a text terminal, used to view (but not modify) the contents of a text file moving down the file one line or one screen at a time.
    • 2006, James Duncan Davidson; Jason Deraleau, Running Mac OS X Tiger, O'Reilly, →ISBN, page 73:
      more is a pager. The basic purpose of a pager is that it lets you view the contents of a file without actually having to open the file.
  3. (in combination) Something (a document, book etc.) that has a specified number of pages.
    • 2019, Vincent DiGirolamo, Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 309–310:
      Sunday papers kept growing in bulk, however. The Boston Globe's standard eight-page Sunday offering swelled to forty pages in 1895, and sixty pages soon after. The New York World issued a record-breaking hundred-pager in 1893 to celebrate its tenth anniversary under Pulitzer's ownership.

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Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pager

  1. fence

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

pager m (plural pagers)

  1. pager (device used for sending and receiving electronic messages)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English pager.

Noun[edit]

pager n (plural pagere)

  1. (dated) pager (device that receives text messages)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pager

  1. indefinite plural of page.