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telex

[tel-eks]
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a two-way teletypewriter service channeled through a public telecommunications system for instantaneous, direct communication between subscribers at remote locations.
2.
a teletypewriter used to send or receive on such a service.
3.
a message transmitted by telex.
verb (used with object)
4.
to send (a message) by telex: We telex instructions to the agent.
5.
to send a message by telex to: They telexed the Paris office.

Origin:
1930–35; tel(eprinter) + ex(change)

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telex (ˈtɛlɛks)
 
n
1.  an international telegraph service in which teleprinters are rented out to subscribers for the purpose of direct communication
2.  a teleprinter used in such a service
3.  a message transmitted or received by telex
 
vb
4.  to transmit (a message) to (a person, office, etc) by telex
 
[C20: from tel(eprinter) ex(change)]

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Telex
1932, "a communication system of teletypewriters," from tel(etype) ex(change).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
TELEX
teletypewriter exchange
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