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[tel-i-kuh-myoo-ting] /ˈtɛl ɪ kəˌmyu tɪŋ/
working at home by using a computer terminal electronically linked to one's place of employment.
Origin of telecommuting
1970-75; telecommute + -ing1


[tel-i-kuh-myoot] /ˈtɛl ɪ kəˌmyut/
verb (used without object), telecommuted, telecommuting.
to engage in telecommuting.
1970-75; tele-1 + commute
Related forms
telecommuter, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for telecommuting
  • New ways of working from free agency to more flexible schedules and telecommuting which further reduce the need for cars.
  • Such measures include reducing the speed limit, increasing telecommuting and carpooling, and an eco-driving campaign.
  • Some companies offer telecommuting and sabbaticals to satisfy the wanderlust of the worker bee.
  • telecommuting is voluntary and may be terminated at any time by either the employee or employer.
  • telecommuting does not change the employee's salary, job responsibilities and benefits.
  • telecommuting means working from home full-time or several days out of the work week.
  • Below are types of skills required for telecommuting success.
  • telecommuting requires management by objectives rather than by observation.
  • telecommuting can thus help maintain continuity of operations for critical governmental functions.
British Dictionary definitions for telecommuting


another name for teleworking
Derived Forms
telecommuter, noun
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Contemporary definitions for telecommuting
verb, noun

See telework's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for telecommuting

by 1975, as a hypothetical workplace set-up; verbal noun from telecommute. Said to have been coined by Jack Niles of USC.



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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telecommuting in Technology

The practice of working at home and communicating with your fellow workers through the phone, typically with a computer and modem. Telecommuting saves the employee getting to and from work and saves the employer from supplying support services such as heating and cleaning, but it can also deprive the worker of social contact and support.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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