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[tel-i-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuh nz] /ˌtɛl ɪ kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃənz/
Sometimes, telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, or television.
Sometimes, telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology of such communication.
telecommunication, a message so transmitted.
of or relating to telecommunications.
Origin of telecommunications
1930-35; tele-1 + communication + -s3 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for telecommunication
  • The optimism has been tempered of late by business woes among telecommunication companies, but the technology remains impressive.
  • Allow power grid and telecommunication links to piggyback the corridor and help underwrite costs.
  • Today censor and cutting telecommunication lines can not hide the truth.
  • Some line installers, called cable splicers, specialize in splicing together two telecommunication lines.
  • The purpose of this procurement is to acquire telecommunication services to support data, voice and video connectivity.
  • The telecommunication link is required to function reliably in potentially severe scintillation conditions.
British Dictionary definitions for telecommunication


the telegraphic or telephonic communication of audio, video, or digital information over a distance by means of radio waves, optical signals, etc, or along a transmission line


(functioning as sing) the science and technology of communications by telephony, radio, television, etc
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Word Origin and History for telecommunication

1932, from French télécommunication (see tele- + communication). Related: Telecommunications.

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telecommunication in Science
The science and technology of sending and receiving information such as sound, visual images, or computer data over long distances through the use of electrical, radio, or light signals, using electronic devices to encode the information as signals and to decode the signals as information.
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