- Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, or television.
- Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology of such communication.
- telecommunication, a message so transmitted.
- of or relating to telecommunications.
Origin of telecommunications
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Examples from the Web for telecommunications
Telecommunications workers and investors clearly will find it easy to travel to Cuba, at least from the American side.Obama Realizes What 10 Presidents Didn’t: Isolating Cuba Doesn’t Work
December 18, 2014
Just look at the recent battle between Netflix and telecommunications giant Comcast.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality
September 13, 2014
Why waste time on retail spying when you can hack an entire platform or telecommunications network?NSA Stabs Silicon Valley in the Back
December 30, 2013
Finally, telecommunications is a heavily regulated industry.Why Verizon Is Happy to Help Obama and the NSA Spy on Americans
June 6, 2013
But I can also tell you that the telecommunications revolution has limits.Ask the Blogger
November 26, 2012
- (functioning as singular) the science and technology of communications by telephony, radio, television, etc
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- The science and technology of sending and receiving information such as sound, visual images, or computer data over long distances through the use of electrical, radio, or light signals, using electronic devices to encode the information as signals and to decode the signals as information.
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