From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: what is the difference between a transceiver and transmitter?
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Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 17:58:16 GMT
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> I don't agree. A box with a transmitter and receiver, independent of one
> another, has been called a 'transmitter-receiver.' Not a transceiver.
The meanings of words are determined by usage. If a significant number
of people use "transceiver" to mean a transmitter and receiver in the
same box then that is a meaning of the word. The definition I provided a
URL for was very careful because the word transceiver has been used for
full duplex devices in which even the antenna may not be shared. Given
that language is driven by usage, narrowing definitions may easily be
wrong or misleading. Remember that xerox started out as a company name
but it is now recognized as a verb or noun referring to several
reproduction processes. This is due to usage - the company could not
stop this from happening (copyright and trademark do not protect against
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org