telephone receiver meaning

  "telephone receiver" in a sentence
  • Noun: telephone receiver  'telu`fown ri'seevu(r)
    1. Earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
      - receiver

    Derived forms: telephone receivers

    Type of: earphone, earpiece, headphone, phone

    Part of: phone, telephone, telephone set

    Encyclopedia: Telephone receiver

  • [Electronics]
    The handheld part of a telephone set, containing the microphone and earphone, and, in some cases, the dialing keypad.

  • [Engineering acoustics]
    "The portion of a telephone set that converts the audio-frequency current variations of a telephone line into sound waves, by the motion of a diaphragm activated by a magnet whose field is varied by the electrical impulses that come over the telephone wire"


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