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central office in Technology

The place where telephone companies terminate customer lines and locate switching equipment to interconnect those lines with other networks.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • Being mistaken for a central office detective might or might not be of assistance.

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Hoover had to make his headquarters in London at the Commission's central office.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Then I went straight upstairs to the telephone and rang up the central office.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • This cheque will be sent by him to the central office at Vienna.

  • One day this central office was filled with six hundred messenger boys, each bringing the complaint that the machinery had broken.

  • This power might be given to a central office, or to local boards of health.

    The Claims of Labour Arthur Helps
  • And he hastened back to his central office, and breathed a sigh. '

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
  • The coroner and the central office squad will have to be notified.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • We had a central office on the corner of Fifth and Locust, and also another up at the stables in Bremen.

  • He is supplied with maps of the surveys from the central office at Washington.

    Two Years in Oregon Wallis Nash

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