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intercom

[ in-ter-kom ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌkɒm /
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noun

an intercommunication system.
a microphone or receiver of an intercommunication system.

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Origin of intercom

First recorded in 1935–40; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for intercom

intercom
/ (ˈɪntəˌkɒm) /

noun

informal an internal telephone system for communicating within a building, an aircraft, etc

Word Origin for intercom

C20: short for intercommunication
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