[ tel-ee ]
/ ˈtɛl i /
noun British Informal.
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Origin of tele
Definition for tele (2 of 4)
a combining form meaning “distant,” especially “transmission over a distance,” used in the formation of compound words: telegraph.
Origin of tele-1
Combining form representing Greek têle far, akin to télos end (see tele-2)
Definition for tele (3 of 4)
a combining form meaning “end,” “complete,” used in the formation of compound words: telestich.
Origin of tele-2
Combining form representing Greek télos end, and téleios perfected; akin to teleîn to fulfill
Definition for tele (4 of 4)
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British Dictionary definitions for tele
before a vowel tel-
at or over a distance; distanttelescope; telegony; telekinesis; telemeter
by means of or via telephone or television
Word Origin for tele-
from Greek tele far
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Medical definitions for tele
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Scientific definitions for tele
A prefix that means at a distance, as in telemetry.
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