- working at home by using a computer terminal electronically linked to one's place of employment.
Origin of telecommuting
- to engage in telecommuting.
Origin of telecommute
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Examples from the Web for telecommuting
You can see this thrust in the current telecommuting debate at Yahoo.You Can’t ‘Have It All’ & More of Feminism’s Outdated Phrases
March 28, 2013
What I expect Yahoo to learn is that telecommuting is not the problem—it is a solution.Yahoo Has It Backward: Why Working Remotely Is Better for Everyone
February 26, 2013
Telecommuting is an extension of the previous pattern of work.
Telecommuting is a timid beginning and a pale image of what such strategies might be.
- another name for teleworking
Word Origin and History for telecommuting
by 1975, as a hypothetical workplace set-up; verbal noun from telecommute. Said to have been coined by Jack Niles of USC.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper