- (sometimes initial capital letter) a two-way teletypewriter service channeled through a public telecommunications system for instantaneous, direct communication between subscribers at remote locations.
- a teletypewriter used to send or receive on such a service.
- a message transmitted by telex.
- to send (a message) by telex: We telex instructions to the agent.
- to send a message by telex to: They telexed the Paris office.
Origin of telex
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- an international telegraph service in which teleprinters are rented out to subscribers for the purpose of direct communication
- a teleprinter used in such a service
- a message transmitted or received by telex
- to transmit (a message) to (a person, office, etc) by telex
C20: from tel (eprinter) ex (change)
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Word Origin and History for telex
1932, "a communication system of teletypewriters," from tel(etype) ex(change).
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