electronic listening device

electronic listening device

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′lis·niŋ di‚vīs]
(electronics)
A device used to capture the sound waves of conversation originating in an ostensibly private setting in a form, usually as a magnetic tape recording, which can be used against the target by adverse interests.
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