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  1. a manually or automatically operated telephone facility that handles communications within an office, office building, or organization and that is connected to the public telephone network.
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Origin of PBX

P(rivate) B(ranch) Ex(change)
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Historical Examples

  • It is a PBX machine and is in the nature of a board up on the wall and it has several sections.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

British Dictionary definitions for pbx


abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. private branch exchange; a telephone system that handles the internal and external calls of a building, firm, etc
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