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tele-

1
a combining form meaning “distant,” especially “transmission over a distance,” used in the formation of compound words: telegraph.
Also, tel-, telo-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek têle far, akin to télos end (see tele-2)

tele-

2
a combining form meaning “end,” “complete,” used in the formation of compound words: telestich.
Also, tel-, teleo-, telo-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek télos end, and téleios perfected; akin to teleîn to fulfill

tele.

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tele- or (before a vowel) tel-
 
combining form
1.  at or over a distance; distant: telescope; telegony; telekinesis; telemeter
2.  television: telecast
3.  by means of or via telephone or television
 
[from Greek tele far]
 
tel- or (before a vowel) tel-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek tele far]

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tele-
comb. form meaning "far, far off," from Gk. tele-, combining form of tele "far off, afar, at or to a distance," related to teleos (gen. telos) "end, goal, result, consummation, perfection," lit. "completion of a cycle," from PIE *kwel-es- (cf. Skt. caramah "the last," Bret. pell "far off," Welsh pellaf
"uttermost"), from base *kwel- (see cycle).
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Medical Dictionary

tele- or tel-
pref.
Distance; distant: teletherapy.

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tele-  
A prefix that means "at a distance," as in telemetry.
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