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rabbit ears Tweet Definition of rabbit ears Like Definition of rabbit ears on Facebook
nounplural
  1. An indoor dipole television antenna consisting of two usually extensible rods connected to a base to form a V shape.
radiator Tweet Definition of radiator Like Definition of radiator on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything which radiates or emits rays.
  2. (Automotive) A device that lowers engine coolant temperature by conducting heat to the air, through metal fins.
  3. (Buildings) A finned metal fixture that carries hot water or steam in order to heat a room.
  4. (electronics) A type of antenna.
radio Tweet Definition of radio Like Definition of radio on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.
  2. (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.
  3. (countable) A device that can transmit radio signal.
verb
  1. To send a message by radio
''I think the boat is sinking, we'd better radio for help.
Usage note: Used for small radio transmitters carried by people, ships, etc, not for regular radio broadcasting to large audiences.
radioacoustics Tweet Definition of radioacoustics Like Definition of radioacoustics on Facebook
noun
  1. the study of the acoustics of sounds as carried and reproduced by radio
raise Tweet Definition of raise Like Definition of raise on Facebook
noun
  1. An increase in wages.
The boss gave me a .
  1. (weightlifting) A shoulder exercise in which the arms are elevated against resistance.
  2. (curling) A shot in which the delivered stone bumps another stone forward.
  3. (poker) A bet which raised the previous bet.
verb (rais, ing)
  1. To cause to rise.
Raise your hand if want to say something.
  1. To collect.
He raises a lot of money for charity.
  1. To be brought up; to mature
Chew with your mouth shut — were you raised in a barn?
  1. (poker) To respond to an initial bet by increasing the amount required to continue in the hand.
John bet, and Julie raised requiring John to put in more money.
  1. To create; to constitute (a use, or a beneficial interest in property).
There should be some consideration (i.e. payment or exchange) to raise a use.
raster Tweet Definition of raster Like Definition of raster on Facebook
noun
  1. A scanning pattern of parallel lines that form the display of an image projected on a cathode-ray tube of a television set or display screen.
receive Tweet Definition of receive Like Definition of receive on Facebook
verb (receiv, ing)
  1. to get, to be given something while the other party is the active partner (opposite: to obtain)
  2. to take possession of
reception Tweet Definition of reception Like Definition of reception on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of receive, receiving.
  2. (uncountable) The ability to receive radio or similar signals.
We have poor TV in the valley.
  1. A social engagement, usually to formally welcome someone.
After the wedding we proceeded to the .
  1. A reaction.
The ambassador's jokes met a cold .
  1. The front desk of a hotel or office where guests are received.
reflex Tweet Definition of reflex Like Definition of reflex on Facebook
noun
  1. An automatic response to a simple stimulus which does not require mental processing.
  2. (linguistics) A corresponding phoneme in a daughter language.
verbto reflex
  1. to bend, turn back or reflect
  2. to respond to a stimulus
adjective
  1. bent, turned back or reflected
  2. produced automatically by a stimulus
RF Tweet Definition of RF Like Definition of RF on Facebook
initialism
  1. (electronics) Radio Frequency.
  2. (pathology) Rheumatoid Factor.

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