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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [peys-mey-ker]
    • /ˈpeɪsˌmeɪ kər/
    • /ˈpeɪsˌmeɪ.kər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [peys-mey-ker]
    • /ˈpeɪsˌmeɪ kər/

Definitions of pacemaker word

  • abbreviation PACEMAKER pacesetter. 1
  • noun pacemaker Medicine/Medical. an electronic device implanted beneath the skin for providing a normal heartbeat by electrical stimulation of the heart muscle, used in certain heart conditions. 1
  • noun pacemaker Anatomy, Physiology. any specialized tissue that governs a rhythmic or cyclic biological activity, as the sinoatrial node of the heart that controls heartbeat. 1
  • noun pacemaker device: regulates heartbeat 1
  • noun pacemaker sport: person who sets pace 1
  • countable noun pacemaker A pacemaker is a device that is placed inside someone's body in order to help their heart beat in the right way. 0

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Origin of pacemaker

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; pace1 + maker

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Parts of speech for Pacemaker


pacemaker popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for pacemaker

noun pacemaker

  • frontrunner — a person who leads in any competition.

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