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teleconferencing

[tel-i-kon-fer-uh n-sing, -fruh n-] /ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒn fər ən sɪŋ, -frən-/
noun
1.
the holding of teleconferences.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or suitable for holding such meetings.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; teleconference + -ing1

teleconference

[tel-i-kon-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns] /ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒn fər əns, -frəns/
noun
1.
a business meeting, educational session, etc., conducted among participants in different locations via telecommunications equipment.
Compare videoconference.
verb (used without object), teleconferenced, teleconferencing.
2.
to participate in such a meeting or meetings.
Origin
1950-55; tele-1 + conference
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Examples for teleconferencing
  • While a decade ago the teleconferencing or video-conferencing software was comparatively primitive, today it is state of the art.
  • Such events should take place within the confines of university seminar rooms or teleconferencing sites.
  • Many are comfortable in face-to-face meetings versus teleconferencing or telephone conference calls.
  • Most prisons already have video teleconferencing booths that let inmates consult with their lawyers via satellite.
  • Another potential application involves teleconferencing.
  • V ideo teleconferencing is often touted for its potential to promote better communications and curb expensive travel.
  • In a new take on teleconferencing technologies, a rotating display holds forth at the weekly meeting.
  • The resort also has a conference center with technology features, white board and teleconferencing capacities.
  • These hearings are either on site or by video teleconferencing.
British Dictionary definitions for teleconferencing

teleconference

/ˈtɛlɪˌkɒnfərəns/
noun
1.
a conference in which the participants communicate from different places via a telephone or video network
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Word Origin and History for teleconferencing
teleconference
1953, from tele- + conference.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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