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speakermore about speaker


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Speaker  \Speak"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  speaks.  Specifically: 
  a  One  who  utters  or  pronounces  a  discourse;  usually,  one 
  who  utters  a  speech  in  public;  as  the  man  is  a  good 
  speaker,  or  a  bad  speaker. 
  b  One  who  is  the  mouthpiece  of  others  especially,  one 
  who  presides  over  or  speaks  for  a  delibrative 
  assembly,  preserving  order  and  regulating  the  debates; 
  as  the  Speaker  of  the  House  of  Commons,  originally, 
  the  mouthpiece  of  the  House  to  address  the  king;  the 
  Speaker  of  a  House  of  Representatives. 
  2.  A  book  of  selections  for  declamation.  [U.  S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  talks  (especially  someone  who  delivers  a  public 
  speech)  [syn:  {talker}] 
  2:  converts  electrical  signals  into  sounds  loud  enough  to  be 
  heard  at  a  distance  [syn:  {loudspeaker},  {speaker  unit},  {loudspeaker 
  system},  {speaker  system}] 
  3:  the  presiding  officer  of  a  deliberative  assembly;  "the 
  leader  of  the  majority  party  is  the  Speaker  of  the  House 
  of  Representatives" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    {loudspeaker}. 
  2.  The  person  who  is  (assumed  to  be)  talking. 

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