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[tel-i-kom] /ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of telecom
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Examples from the web for telecom
  • More temping, and jobs in telecom sales and training and at a dotcom.
  • Instead of becoming nurses or mechanics, they become telecom engineers or machinists.
  • Postal workers were protesting, and government telecom employees were demanding that the president step down.
  • His model is not the giant telecom companies with their expensive satellites and towers.
  • We can cut a lot of energy demand by telecom and remote working.
  • It is time to implement simple, sensible telecom pricing: a single air-time rate and a single all-inclusive monthly fee.
  • Once the marvel of the telecom world, the first undersea fiber optic cables have reached the point of telecom obsolescence.
  • Wrote software widely adopted by the telecom industry that speeds up optical networks.
  • For one, the chips don't need to transmit data over the distances of telecom devices.
  • Prototypes of the lasers are fast enough for use in telecom networks.
British Dictionary definitions for telecom


(functioning as sing) short for telecommunications
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Word Origin and History for telecom

abbreviation of telecommunication, attested by 1963.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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