of, pertaining to, or happening by means of a telephone system.
carrying sound to a distance by artificial means.

1825–35; tele-1 + -phone + -ic

telephonically, adverb
nontelephonic, adjective
nontelephonically, adverb
pretelephonic, adjective Unabridged
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telephone (ˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn)
1.  a.  Also called: telephone set an electrical device for transmitting speech, consisting of a microphone and receiver mounted on a handset
 b.  (as modifier): a telephone receiver
2.  a.  a worldwide system of communications using telephones. The microphone in one telephone converts sound waves into electrical signals that are transmitted along a telephone wire or by radio to one or more distant sets, the receivers of which reconvert the incoming signal into the original sound
 b.  (as modifier): a telephone exchange; a telephone call
3.  See telephone box
4.  to call or talk to (a person) by telephone
5.  to transmit (a recorded message, radio or television programme, or other information) by telephone, using special transmitting and receiving equipment

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Example sentences
But the big increases are in the time taken by the various board committees and
  by telephonic meetings between formal boards.
To begin with, the courts see a difference between telephonic and virtual
First the program ordered the volume on the computer's speakers turned off, to
  prevent the usual telephonic sounds a modem makes.
Perhaps something truly dreadful will happen unless timely telephonic
  communication averts it.
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