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[tel-i-kom] /ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of telecom
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  • "First, let's see what you can get on the telecom," said Docchi.

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  • We had to look through the telecom and the angle of vision was bad.

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  • He stopped at the telecom panel and methodically kicked it apart.

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  • Meanwhile he flipped on the telecom and searched the rocket dome.

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  • The procession from the ship halted in front of the telecom unit.

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British Dictionary definitions for telecom


(functioning as sing) short for telecommunications
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for telecom

abbreviation of telecommunication, attested by 1963.

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