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Speaker

the presiding officer in any of numerous legislative bodies, including the House of Commons in Britain and Canada and the House of Representatives in the US, Australia, and New Zealand

Speaker

 

the leader of the lower house (or of a unicameral parliament) in the parliaments of some bourgeois countries. The office was first introduced in 1377 in England. It was subsequently adopted by the parliaments of countries belonging to the British Empire, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Kenya, and Liberia. Although the speaker is officially elected, he is actually appointed by a faction of the majority. The speaker directs discussion in parliament, interprets rules of procedure, and oversees the officials of the house. He is the official representative of the house in dealings with the executive power.

speaker

[′spēk·ər]
(engineering acoustics)

speaker

(hardware)

speaker

(2)
The person who is (assumed to be) talking.

speaker

A device that converts analog audio signals into the equivalent air vibrations in order to make audible sound. When CRT monitors were the norm, speakers designed for computers were shielded to avoid magnetic interference with the CRT's magnetic coil.

Getting Smaller All the Time
Starting in the 1990s, vendors began to offer higher-quality computer speakers. Similar to home theater and stereo systems, the systems include a pair of small speakers for the midrange and high (treble) frequencies and a large subwoofer for the low end (bass). The small speakers are placed in a left/right stereo orientation, while the subwoofer can be located anywhere on the floor because bass signals are omnidirectional. See sound card, Bluetooth speaker, parametric speaker and subwoofer.
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In all of these things, the speaker declared, his race had chosen the better part.
From the Speaker the warning leaked out to all the creatures in the House that wore the scarlet livery.
And the speaker's voice broke suddenly, with the stress of his feelings; he stood with his arms stretched out above him, and the power of his vision seemed to lift him from the floor.
No one was bold enough to dispute a right, that had so often been exercised by warriors far inferior to the present speaker, and the adoption was listened to, in grave and respectful silence.
A yell of delight, in which admiration and ferocity were strangely mingled, interrupted the speaker, and but too clearly announced the character of his fate.
The savage Sioux, who heard his words without comprehending their meaning, turned to the speaker and menaced him with death, for his temerity.
The Galaxy Home speaker that Samsung announced earlier has a combination of AKG-tuned speakers, 8-piece far-field microphones, and Bixby AI.
The County Assembly Forum wants enhanced protection for county speakers and their impeachment process amended to the threshold of governors.
According to a major new consumer survey, the most popular smart speaker model in the US is the Amazon Echo (AMZN), which accounts for 23% of all smart speakers in use.
The lawyers and civil society have also termed participation of opposition parties in electoral process of CM, Speaker and Deputy Speakers acceptance of the mandate of PTI achieved by it in 2018 elections and termed it a good omen to carry democratic system forward.
Roku has announced its own wireless speakers that can only work with Roku TVs.
ISLAMABAD -- Speakers of Afghan, Turkish, Chinese, Russian and Iranian Assemblies arrived here on Saturday to participate in the three-day moot being held with an aim to focus on parliamentary cooperation for regional peace, connectivity and prosperity.