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Teletype

[tel-i-tahyp] /ˈtɛl ɪˌtaɪp/
1.
Trademark. a brand of teletypewriter.
noun
2.
(lowercase) a network of teletypewriters with their connecting lines, switchboards, etc.
verb (used with object), Teletyped, Teletyping.
3.
(lowercase) to send by Teletype.
verb (used without object), Teletyped, Teletyping.
4.
(lowercase) to operate a Teletype.
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British Dictionary definitions for teletypes

Teletype

/ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
trademark a type of teleprinter
2.
(sometimes not capital) a network of such devices, used for communicating messages, information, etc
verb
3.
(sometimes not capital) to transmit (a message) by Teletype
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Word Origin and History for teletypes

teletype

n.

1904, trademark for a communications system of typewriters connected electronically, short for teletypewriter (1904), a form of telegraph in which the receiver prints messages like a typewriter, from tele- + typewriter.

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