receiver

Definitions

  • HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
    HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n receiver set that receives radio or tv signals
    • n receiver earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds
    • n receiver a person who receives something
    • n receiver (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
    • n receiver a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass
    • n receiver the tennis player who receives the serve
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh
KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB KING ARTHUR RECEIVING TOM THUMB
ELI RECEIVING THE EVIL TIDINGS ELI RECEIVING THE EVIL TIDINGS
The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted The Ogre received him very civilly, and asked him what he wanted
The lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing The lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing
Morse receiver Morse receiver
Schemaic transmitter and receiver Schemaic transmitter and receiver

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1980, Saddam Hussein received a key to the city of Detroit
    • Receiver (Steam Engine) A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
    • Receiver (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up its affairs, in certain cases.
    • Receiver (Chem) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the like, for receiving and condensing the product of distillation.
    • Receiver (Chem) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
    • Receiver (Steam Engine) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
    • Receiver (Firearms) In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for firing, facilitates loading, and holds the ejector, cut-off, etc.
    • Receiver One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen.
    • Receiver One who takes or receives in any manner.
    • Receiver That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system, at which the message is received and made audible; -- opposed to transmitter.
    • Receiver (Pneumatics) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see Illust. of Air pump.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1933, Mickey Mouse is believed to have received 800,000 fan letters
    • n receiver One who or that which receives, in any general sense; a recipient; a receptacle; a taker or container of anything transmitted; as, a receiver of taxes; a receiver for odds and ends.
    • n receiver An officer appointed to receive public money; a treasurer; specifically, a person appointed by a court of equity or other judicial tribunal to take, pending litigation, the custody and management or disposal of property in controversy, or to receive the rents and profits of land or the produce of other property.
    • n receiver One who, for purposes of profit or concealment, takes stolen goods from a thief, knowing them to be stolen, thus making himself a party to the crime.
    • n receiver In chem.:
    • n receiver A vessel for receiving and containing the product of distillation.
    • n receiver A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
    • n receiver The glass vessel placed on the plate of an air-pump, in order to be exhausted of air: so named because it is the recipient of those things on which experiments are made. See air-pump.
    • n receiver The receiving magnet of an electric telegraph, the receiving apparatus of a telephone, or the like.
    • n receiver In mech.: A chamber in a compound engine into which the exhaust from one cylinder passes on its way to the next cylinder.
    • n receiver A chamber in a steam-line, close to the engine, in which water carried along by the steam is given a chance to separate from it before the steam enters the cylinder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, an American family sends and receives 28 Christmas cards each year
    • Receiver one who receives: an officer who receives taxes: a person appointed by a court to hold and manage property which is under litigation, or receive the rents of land, &c.: one who receives stolen goods:
    • Receiver (chem.) a vessel for receiving and holding the products of distillation, or for containing gases: the glass vessel of an air-pump in which the vacuum is formed: the receiving part of a telegraph, telephone, &c
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “He receives comfort like cold porridge.”
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin%20Coolidge
    “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “A person can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The marks you receive in the school of experience are mostly bruises.”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt%20Brecht
    “Today every invention is received with a cry of triumph which soon turns into a cry of fear.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. receveur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recever (Fr. recevoir)—L. recipĕre, receptumre-, back, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

The Prince was received with howls of execration.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
They were received with open arms.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
Chopin, who came to Rolla with a letter of introduction from Soliva, was received by the Italian violinist with great friendliness.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
That evening Larry Twentyman came in, but was not received with any great favour by Mrs. Masters.
"The American Senator" by Anthony Trollope
They do not visit anyone, nor do they even receive each other.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
I am almost sorry that I am not in want, in order that I might have the pleasure of receiving a kindness from you.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
At daylight again began to receive grain and by noon received on board to the amount of wheat 774 bushels.
"The Logbooks of the Lady Nelson" by Ida Lee
He rose with alacrity to receive the lady.
"Blind Love" by Wilkie Collins
The heroes received offers of marriage from many beautiful ladies of the neighboring kingdoms.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
You have but this morning received my letter, which was but part of a day in advance of me.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Several were moaning without being conscious of it, and continued moaning even after they had received the sacrament.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
I have heard he is still living, and that he receives a pension for the hurt he received at York.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
It is impossible for a person of one caste to be received into another, or to intermarry with any one belonging to it.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
The next morning my master received a visit from a man named Huckstep, who had undertaken the management of his plantation as an overseer.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The women receive their allowance of the same kind of cloth which the men have.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
By the great mass of Canadians the news of this appointment was received with a feeling very much akin to indifference.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
They were confirmed beggars, and the more they received the more they wanted.
"South and South Central Africa" by H. Frances Davidson
Two of the converts of the first century are mentioned in the Talmud and receive there an excellent testimonial.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
The ratifications of my contracts have been received.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution" by Various
Each siding serves five receiving pits, and a receiving elevator of 10,000 lb.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

May you, my friends, and I,
Warning from hence receive;
If like the righteous we would die,
To choose the life they live.
"Balaam's Wish" by John Newton
She hath a bower where angels dwell,
A mansion with the blest,
For Jesus whom she trusted here,
Receiv'd her to His rest.
"Mrs. Charles N. Cadwallader," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Let Zion's watchmen all awake
And take the alarm they give:
Now let them from the mouth of God,
The awful charge receive.
"Hymn 9" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
This ae nighte, this ae nighte,
Every nighte and alle,
Fire, and sleet, and candle-lighte,
And Christe receive thye saule.
"A Lyke-Wake Dirge" by Anonymous British
No matter when or how they come,
Though I know they are thieves.
The heart's door is always open,
And gladly does receive.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
On earth let my example shine,
And when I leave this state,
May heav'n receive this soul of mine
To bliss supremely great.
"Hymn 44 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

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First downs have been rare for wide receiver Jimmie Hunt and the Missouri football team.
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Administrators at Grand Rapids Community College are trying to reduce the amount of debt it accumulates when students who receive financial aid drop out of school.
Sure, a growing number of patients have either already received or plan to receive a flu shot this year compared to one year ago.
The VRM WB Venue wideband receiver is Lectrosonics' latest modular wireless receiver.
From the day they began preparing for this game, the Washington Redskins wanted to punish the Buffalo Bills: make the runners not want to run, the receivers not want to receive and the quarterback not want to throw.
Cecil "Frank" Gatlin, a Republican received 56 votes or 24 percent, and independent Jeff Johnson received 21 votes or 9.05 percent.
Northern Illinois receiver Martel Moore has 2,520 career receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.
Prior to receiving the bill from the State, those who will be charged should also receive a pre-billing notice and an informational brochure from the state.
Since January, however, the BBB has received more than 440 complaints about the gift card industry, up from the 33 complaints received in 2010.
Quarterback Tony Romo lined up at receiver, while running back Tashard Choice received the direct snap.
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In science:

Simulation results show that the proposed Max-SINR receiver obtains an approximation to the theoretical upper bound SINR performance and outperforms traditional receiver – on bit erro r rate (BER) performance.
On Max-SINR Receiver for HMT System over Doubly Dispersive Channel
Traditional projection receiver proposed in – is named as Traditional Projection Receiver (TPR ) in the following simulation results.
On Max-SINR Receiver for HMT System over Doubly Dispersive Channel
We can see from Fig. 6 that the proposed Max-SINR receiver over DD-EXP channel outperforms TPR receiver on the BER performance and the performance gain is about 2.5dB at Eb/N0 = 20dB.
On Max-SINR Receiver for HMT System over Doubly Dispersive Channel
Robustness of the Proposed Max-SINR Receiver against Channel Delay Spread Estimation Errors The robustness of the proposed Max-SINR receiver against channel delay spread estimation errors is depicted in Fig.
On Max-SINR Receiver for HMT System over Doubly Dispersive Channel
Theoretical analyses show that there is a timing offset between the prototype pulses of the proposed Max-SINR receiver and the traditional projection receiver.
On Max-SINR Receiver for HMT System over Doubly Dispersive Channel
As shown in figure 10(c), part-units receive most of their input from other part-units; categorical-units receive a larger fraction of their input from other categorical-units.
Discriminative Recurrent Sparse Auto-Encoders
For example, in the BB84 cryptographic scheme Bob receives the same density matrix ρ whether Alice uses the x-basis or the z -basis, but he receives different ρ-ensembles.
TelePOVM -- New Faces of Teleportation
At the receiver (Bob) the received values are ’decoded’ and the information thus extracted.
Quantum Computing
Since 1997 April, the centre receiver of the Parkes Multibeam receiver system (dual linear polarisation and 26 Jy system noise) was used in its place.
Millisecond Pulsar Velocities
For example, in the Bennett-Brassard-84 (BB84) cryptographic scheme Bob receives the same density matrix ρ whether Alice uses the rectilinear basis or the diagonal basis, but he receives different ρ-ensembles.
Teleportation via generalized measurements, and conclusive teleportation
To transfer the data, the receiving process allocates a receive buffer, also in user memory on the receiving side, and sends a request to the sender.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Network hardware transfers the message to the receiver, and then the message is transferred from the network to the receive buffer in user memory.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Upon receiving the measurement results through the classical channel, the other mode b of the squeezed vacuum is displaced accordingly at the receiving station.
Asymmetric quantum channel for quantum teleportation
Quadrature errors in the correlator are measured by injecting correlated wide-band noise just ahead of the HEMT amplifiers in the receivers and sequentially changing the phase of each receiver local oscillator by 90◦ .
The Cosmic Background Imager
One of the 13 receivers is currently configured for right circular polarization while the other 12 receive left circular polarization.
The Cosmic Background Imager
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