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telephony

[tuh-lef-uh-nee] /təˈlɛf ə ni/
noun
1.
the construction or operation of telephones or telephonic systems.
2.
a system of telecommunications in which telephonic equipment is employed in the transmission of speech or other sound between points, with or without the use of wires.
Origin of telephony
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; telephone + -y3
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telephony

/tɪˈlɛfənɪ/
noun
1.
a system of telecommunications for the transmission of speech or other sounds
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Word Origin and History for telephony
n.

1835, "a system of signaling by musical sounds;" from 1876 as "the art of working a telephone;" see tele- + -phone.

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