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telecommunications

[ tel-i-kuh-myoo-ni-key-shuhnz ]
/ ˌtɛl ɪ kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ ʃənz /
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noun

Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great distances, in the form of electromagnetic signals, as by telegraph, telephone, radio, or television.
Sometimes telecommunication. (used with a singular verb) the science and technology of such communication.
telecommunication, a message so transmitted.

adjective

of or relating to telecommunications.

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Origin of telecommunications

First recorded in 1930–35; tele-1 + communication + -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for telecommunications

telecommunications
/ (ˌtɛlɪkəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃənz) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the science and technology of communications by telephony, radio, television, etc
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