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[tel-i-kuh-myoot] /ˈtɛl ɪ kəˌmyut/
verb (used without object), telecommuted, telecommuting.
to engage in telecommuting.
Origin of telecommute
1970-75; tele-1 + commute
Related forms
telecommuter, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for telecommute
  • If you're trying to convince your boss to let you telecommute, you quickly run into a data problem.
  • It lets employees work flexible hours and telecommute up to three days a week.
  • He plans to move in a couple of years when the house is ready and telecommute.
  • Employees interested in participating must request authorization from their department for a telecommute arrangement.
  • For those who telecommute from home for an entire day, the work trip in each direction is eliminated.
  • The survey tallied the number of personnel in each agency who are eligible to telecommute, and how many actually do telecommute.
  • Personal computer equipment used to telecommute must comply with agency security policies and practices.
  • Office needs will take precedence over telecommute days.
  • These workers telecommute in an age when information moves faster than highway traffic.
  • Here you will find information for employees wishing to telecommute, as well as those already doing so.
Contemporary definitions for telecommute
verb, noun

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Word Origin and History for telecommute

by 1974 (as a hypothetical experience), from tele- + commute. Related: Telecommuted. Cf. telecommuting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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