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"receiver" in British English

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receivernoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈsiː.vər/  us   /-vɚ/
  • receiver noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

the ​part of a ​phone in two ​parts that you ​hold to ​yourear and ​mouth: She ​picked up the receiver and ​dialled his ​number. a ​piece of ​equipment that ​changesradio and ​televisionsignals into ​sounds and ​pictures

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  • receiver noun [C] (PERSON)

(UK also official receiver) a ​person who ​officiallydeals with the ​businessmatters of ​companies who cannot ​paytheirdebts: The ​company went ​bankrupt and was put into the ​hands of the receivers. UK specialized law A receiver of ​stolengoods is a ​person who ​buys and ​sellsproperty that they ​know has been ​stolen.
(Definition of receiver from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"receiver" in American English

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receivernoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈsi·vər/
a ​piece of ​equipment that ​changesradio and ​televisionsignals into ​sounds and ​pictures, or that ​changeselectricalsignals into ​sound: a ​telephone receiver a ​stereo receiver In ​football, a receiver is one of the ​players who can ​catch the ​ball on the ​team that is ​trying to ​scorepoints.
(Definition of receiver from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"receiver" in Business English

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receivernoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈsiːvər/
(also UK official receiver) LAW, FINANCE someone who is ​asked by a ​court of ​law to ​officiallyclose a ​bankruptcompany by ​selling its ​assets, ​paying as many of its ​debts as possible, etc.: receivers of/for sth The receivers of the ​collapsed UK ​constructiongiant have ​failed with a ​legalbid to ​recoup more than £400,000 on behalf of the company's many ​creditors. In the ​current harsh ​economicclimate, many ​smallbusinesses have ​found themselves in the ​hands of the receiver. About 200 ​jobs were put at ​risk yesterday after the ​group called in the receivers. A receiver was ​appointed to ​track down the ​assets and ​redistribute them to ​investors. an administrative/court-appointed/​interim receiver
a ​piece of ​electronicequipment that ​changes radio and ​televisionsignals into ​sound and pictures: a digital/​satellite/​GPS receiver
(Definition of receiver from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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