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teletypewriter

[tel-i-tahyp-rahy-ter, tel-i-tahyp-] /ˌtɛl ɪˈtaɪpˌraɪ tər, ˈtɛl ɪˌtaɪp-/
noun
1.
a telegraphic apparatus by which signals are sent by striking the letters and symbols of the keyboard of an instrument resembling a typewriter and are received by a similar instrument that automatically prints them in type corresponding to the keys struck.
Abbreviation: TTY.
Origin of teletypewriter
1900-1905
1900-05; tele-1 + typewriter
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British Dictionary definitions for teletypewriter

teletypewriter

/ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə; ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp-/
noun
1.
a US name for teleprinter
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teletypewriter in Technology

hardware
(Nearly always abbreviated to "teletype" or "tty") An obsolete kind of terminal, with a noisy mechanical printer for output, a very limited character set, and poor print quality.
See also bit-paired keyboard.
(2000-04-02)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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