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 for beeper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when
           the person carrying it is being paged [syn: beeper,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  (Or "beeper", "bleeper" (UK?))
     A small wireless receiver that, when triggered (generally via
     phone), will beep or vibrate (un)pleasantly.  The wearer will
     have been trained to respond to this signal by looking at a
     small screen on the device for an unimportant message.
     In recent years, pagers have grown more complex, allowing for
     long alphanumeric messages to be received and scrolled
     though (as opposed to earlier models, which supported only
     short numeric messages); at the same time as pager functions
     are integrated into some PDAs.  If this trend continues, the
     distinction between PDAs and high-end pagers will
     Short Message Service allows a mobile phone to display a
     message, just like an alphanumeric pager.
     2.  A program for viewing a text file a screenful at a
     time via a text terminal, as opposed to scrolling through it
     in a GUI window, or catting it all at once to the
     The best known pagers are more, less, pg and list.com.

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