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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As the vehicle moves into a new zone the information provided by the pager changes accordingly.
▪ Choice of pagers A paging system consists of a central control unit together with a pager for each employee.
▪ Less frequent travellers can have a transatlantic pager for £48 a week or £144 a month.
▪ SkyCorder, which looks like a pager, uses a pressure sensor to gather information and a microprocessor to compile the statistics.
▪ The first, a sports pager service, was launched last October.
▪ The range is as far as the one for your pager.
▪ White-bead chains that held dosimeters, radiation-sensing devices resembling large telephone pagers, were looped around their necks.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

pager \pag"er\, n. A small electronic communication device which signals when a telephone call has been received at a base station. Each such device receives radio signals from the base station specifically coded for the individual to whom it is registered; the signal given by the device to the registered user may be a beeping sound, indicating that the user should call the base station to receive a message; or it may display a telephone number to which the user may call directly to return the incoming call, or may display a short message. Such devices are small enough to carry in the pocket or pocketbook, or to clip onto a belt or other part of the clothing. Also called beeper.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"device that emits a signal when activated by a telephone call," 1968, agent noun from page (v.1).


n. 1 A device for receive alpha-numeric messages 2 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.


n. an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged [syn: beeper]


A pager (also known as a beeper) is a wireless telecommunications device that receives and displays numeric messages and/or receives and announces voice messages. One-way pagers can only receive messages, while response pagers and two-way pagers can also acknowledge, reply to, and originate messages using an internal transmitter. Pagers operate as part of a paging system which includes one or more fixed transmitters (or in the case of response pagers and two-way pagers, one or more base stations), as well as a number of pagers carried by mobile users. These systems can range from a restaurant system with a single low-power transmitter, to a nationwide system with thousands of high-power base stations.

One of the first practical paging services was launched in 1950 for physicians in the New York City area. Physicians paid $12 per month for the service and carried a 6 oz pager that would receive phone messages within 25 mi of a single transmitter tower. The system was manufactured by the Reevesound Company and operated by Telanswerphone. In 1960, John Francis Mitchell combined elements of Motorola's walkie-talkie and automobile radio technologies to create the first transistorized pager, and from that time, paging technology continued to advance, and pager adoption still continues to expand, as of July 2016. and retail locations where their simplicity, high reliability, and low cost represent significant advantages.

Pager (GUI)
Not to be confused with Terminal pager.

A pager is a graphical user interface feature provided by some desktop environments, mostly on the Unix and Linux platforms. It takes the form of an onscreen window or a gadget in the taskbar or panel displaying the user's virtual desktop and providing a way to switch among desktop areas or navigate the workspace. Most pagers depict thumbnail outlines of windows assigned to each desktop and can switch or move windows from mouse gestures or scroll wheel. Some pagers provide a means to move windows or transfer them between desktops by dragging the outline representation in the pager.


PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response) is a monitoring system for earthquakes. The service is operated by the US Geological Survey, with headquarters in Golden, Colorado.

It provides fatality and economic loss impact estimates, following significant earthquakes worldwide.

Pager (disambiguation)

A pager is a telecommunications device similar to a beeper, SMS client, or email appliance.

It may also refer to:

  • Pager River, the river in northern Uganda
  • Pager (GUI), the graphical user interface feature
  • PAGER (Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response), an earthquake monitoring system run by the US Geological Survey
  • Terminal pager, a computer program used to view the contents of a text file
  • Antal Páger (actor) (1899-1986), Hungarian actor
  • Devah Pager, an American sociologist
  • Antal Páger (canoer), Hungarian canoer
Pager (company)

Pager is a private company headquartered in New York City and founded in 2014. Pager develops, markets, and operates a mobile-app-based that allows users to request board-certified doctors to a specified location. By reducing the overhead costs seen in traditional healthcare settings, the company lowers the cost of quality care for their users by a significant amount and charges a flat-fee for services.

The company's network of doctors have emergency care specialities and are equipped to handle most urgent care needs. Pager is part of a growing trend of technological advancements in the healthcare field and is in the process of working to accept insurance. It is currently an out-of-network provider. The company seeks to help decompress emergency rooms and keep patients out of the hospital unless absolutely necessary.

Usage examples of "pager".

Instead, he carried a satellite pager, so Cox could get messages to him all over the world, but it was receive only.

Alex refrained from chucking the pager at the man, but it took great effort.

Lastly, and most anxiously, there was the mounting mountain of unreturned phone calls and E-mail, the ribbon of numbers on my pager.

My pager goes off again, the police, my saviors, needling me toward salvation.

Tatum stepped outside the hospital and stood in the early morning Anglian mist frantically switching on all his phones and pagers.

Special props go out to Virtual of Cybrids for his information on CellPhones and Pagers.

The result was a soldering-gun marriage between a pager, a door opener, a TV remote, and a spiffy little computer chip that could store an organic chemistry textbook with room left over for the Oxford unabridged dictionary.

She pressed the disconnect button on her desk phone, then dialed Sam's pager.

He flipped it over and looked at the requisite contact information: voice number, voice mail, pager and fax numbers, net address, e-mail addresses, both U.

Twenty minutes of this found us under the broad eaves of a refrigerated storage facility, where I waved a transport pager at the sky and eventually succeeded in flagging down a cab.

He hangs up and comes back over to me as he reads the video display of his pager.

She was cursing Kelso for giving away the CCS investigation when her pager buzzed on her hip.

The week limped quietly into the long weekend and it was on that Saturday that Glenn realized her pager hadn’.

Text-messaging alerts to mobile phones and pagers will also be available.

He picked up the phone and paged her, just on the chance she had her pager switched on, and then hit "repeat" again.