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receiver

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈsiː.vər/ us    /-vɚ/

receiver noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

the part of a phone in two parts that you hold to your ear and mouth: She picked up the receiver and dialled his number.Telephone equipment a piece of equipment that changes radio and television signals into sounds and picturesRadioTelevision

receiver noun [C] (PERSON)

(UK also official receiver) a person who officially deals with the business matters of companies who cannot pay their debts: The company went bankrupt and was put into the hands of the receivers.Starting, succeeding and failing in businessBorrowing, lending and debt UK specialized law A receiver (of stolen goods) is a person who buys and sells property that they know has been stolen.Miscellaneous criminals
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