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Ping vs. Pinger — What's the Difference?

Ping vs. Pinger — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ping and Pinger

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Ping

A sharp, high-pitched sound, as that made by a bullet striking metal.
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Pinger

Pinger, Inc. is a US Telecom provider for free texts, pictures, calls, and voicemails.
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Ping

A protocol that sends a message to another computer and waits for acknowledgment, often used to check if another computer on a network is reachable.
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Pinger

A device used underwater to produce pulses of sound, as for an echo sounder or a locator device.
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Ping

See knock.
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Pinger

A device that emits a short, high-pitched sound burst, such as in sonar or other echo location systems.
We couldn't take the boat into the shallows near the reef because our sonar pinger was broken.
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Ping

To make a sharp, high-pitched, metallic sound.
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Pinger

A device that periodically emits a signal that can be monitored to permit movement tracking.
The scientist attached a pinger to the carapace of the sea turtle to track its migration.
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Ping

To test the connectivity of (a computer) to a network by using the ping protocol
To ping your computer, at the DOS prompt type "ping" and then your IP address.
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Pinger

A computer program that sends a ping message over a network.
Some people like fancy pingers with extra features, but I always use the default ping application.
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Ping

(Informal) To reach out to (someone), as by text message or email, to establish or maintain communication
Ping me when you get home safely.
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Pinger

A user of a ping program; one who pings.
Every time we replace the main page, we get flooded with pingers making sure our web site is still there.
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Ping

A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
My car used to make an odd ping, but after the last oil change it went away.
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Pinger

(slang) An illicit drug, especially ecstasy, taken for recreational purposes.
That was a great party. Everyone took a pinger or two.
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Ping

(submarine navigation) A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.
The submarine sent out a ping and got an echo from a battleship.
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Pinger

A pulse generator used for echo sounding in sonar
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Ping

(networking) A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.
The network is overloaded from all the pings going out.
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Ping

An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.
I sent a ping to the insurance company to see if they received our claim.
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Ping

(networking) Latency.
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Ping

(video games) A means of highlighting a feature on the game map so that allied players can see it.
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Ping

(WMF jargon) A notification.
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Ping

To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
My car was pinging until my last oil change.
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Ping

(submarine navigation) To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.
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Ping

(networking) To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.
I'm pinging their server.
The server pings its affiliates periodically.
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Ping

(by extension) To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.
I'll ping the insurance company again to see if they've received our claim.
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Ping

(colloquial) To flick.
I pinged the crumb off the table with my finger.
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Ping

To bounce.
The ball pinged off the wall and came hurtling back.
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Ping

To cause something to bounce.
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Ping

To call out audibly.
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Ping

To penalize.
Gary Ablett was pinged for holding the ball and gave away a free kick.
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Ping

The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.
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Ping

To make the sound called ping.
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Ping

A river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
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Ping

A sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
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Ping

Hit with a pinging noise;
The bugs pinged the lamp shade
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Ping

Sound like a car engine that is firing too early;
The car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded
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Ping

Make a short high-pitched sound;
The bullet pinged when they struck the car
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Ping

Contact, usually in order to remind of something;
I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing
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Ping

Send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active;
Ping your machine in the office
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