- an apparatus contained in a single housing, functioning alternately as a radio transmitter and receiver
- an electronic device that transmits and receives facsimile copies of printed material, pictures, etc. over a telephone line
Origin of transceivertrans(mitter) + (re)ceiver
Origin of transceivertrans(mitter) (re)ceiver
transceiver - Computer Definition
A device that serves as both a transmitter and receiver, with both sets of circuitry contained within a common housing. In a local area network (LAN) context, a media access unit (MAU) is a form of transceiver that serves to physically connect a device such as a workstation or printer to the network. A modem is a transceiver, as well. See also portmanteau, receiver, and transmitter.
(TRANSmitter reCEIVER) An electronic device or circuit that transmits and receives analog or digital signals, either wired or wireless. Transceivers come in many forms; for example, a satellite transponder is a transceiver. Ethernet adapters and cellphones also contain transceivers. See radio, base station and transponder.