working at home by using a computer terminal electronically linked to one's place of employment.

1970–75; telecommute + -ing1 Unabridged


verb (used without object), telecommuted, telecommuting.
to engage in telecommuting.

1970–75; tele-1 + commute

telecommuter, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
telecommuting (ˈtɛlɪkəˌmjuːtɪŋ)
another name for teleworking

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Word Origin & History

by 1975, as a hypothetical workplace set-up, see tele- + commute. Said to have been coined by Jack Niles of USC. Related: telecommute.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Computing Dictionary

telecommuting definition

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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Example sentences
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.
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