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receiver

noun [C]
 
 
/rɪˈsiːvər/
TELEPHONE the part of a telephone that you hold in your hand and use for listening and speakingTelephone equipment
RADIO/TV the part of a radio or television that receives signals from the airRadioTelevisionCommunicating by telephone
PERSON someone who officially deals with a company when it has to stop business because it cannot pay the money it owesStarting, succeeding and failing in businessBorrowing, lending and debt
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