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telecom

[ tel-i-kom ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒm /
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noun
telecommunications: The job entails an advanced understanding of telephony, and a graduate degree in telecom is preferred.
  1. a telecommunications company: Municipalities have no recourse since telecoms are regulated at the federal level.
  2. the telecommunications industry: Sometimes we underestimate how important telecom has become in our lives.
adjective
of or relating to telecommunications: A competitive environment will benefit businesses and consumers by lowering the costs and improving the accessibility of telecom services.
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Origin of telecom

First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for telecom

telecom

telecoms (ˈtɛlɪˌkɒmz)

/ (ˈtɛlɪˌkɒm) /

noun
(functioning as singular) short for telecommunications
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