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Is there a word that can be used to describe in a general sense the action of an antenna, whether transmitting or receiving?

My best guess is "couple" as in coupling energy from a wire to EM wave, or vice versa. However I feel like this isn't completely clear.

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    $\begingroup$ What about transceiver? $\endgroup$ – Thomas Fritsch Dec 15 '18 at 1:49
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I was thinking more about the action of transmitting or receiving, rather than a device that can either transmit or receive, which would of course be an antenna. :) $\endgroup$ – bcattle Dec 15 '18 at 2:25
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    $\begingroup$ If it's the Physics, rather than the technological application, that you're thinking about, then "couple" is just the word you want. The aerial (sorry, antenna) couples the macroscopic oscillations of electrons to an e-m wave, whether you're transmitting or receiving. $\endgroup$ – Philip Wood Dec 15 '18 at 9:13
  • $\begingroup$ What about communicate? $\endgroup$ – Lambda Dec 16 '18 at 2:09
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Transceive. Verb. To both transmit and recieve

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/transceive

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