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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Other areas, such as telecommunications and biotechnology, are quite popular.
  • Paved over and developed to make way for transportation and telecommunications networks.
  • New interfaces linking people directly to electronics could change telecommunications.
  • It doesn't make me feel any different about the deregulation of telecommunications, or oil pipelines, or what have you.
  • And that miniscule machines she subsequently built solved a fundamental problem in telecommunications.
  • The points could be computers in an office, large urban centers or even nations in the global telecommunications system.
  • It has successfully broken out of that niche with its move into the telecommunications and music industries.
  • Li is a billionaire and a major player in the real estate market, and in retail, telecommunications and power generation.
  • Power and telecommunications were knocked out in several places.
  • The tightening of the global credit markets is crimping the world's largest telecommunications company.
British Dictionary definitions for telecommunications


(functioning as sing) the science and technology of communications by telephony, radio, television, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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telecommunications 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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