[tel-i-tahyp-rahy-ter, tel-i-tahyp-]
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

1900–05; tele-1 + typewriter Unabridged
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teletypewriter (ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə, ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp-)
a US name for teleprinter

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