Pronunciation: (bē'pur), [key]
1. a device that connects into a telephone circuit and transmits a periodic signal as an indication that the conversation over the circuit is being recorded.
2. a similar device attached to a free-ranging animal as an aid to learning its habits; biotelemeter.
3. Also called pager. a pocket-size electronic device whose signal notifies a person of an important message, sometimes displaying the telephone number to be called.
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