working at home by using a computer terminal electronically linked to one's place of employment.

Origin of telecommuting

First recorded in 1970–75; telecommute + -ing1



verb (used without object), tel·e·com·mut·ed, tel·e·com·mut·ing.

to engage in telecommuting.

Origin of telecommute

First recorded in 1970–75; tele-1 + commute
Related formstel·e·com·mut·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for telecommuting



another name for teleworking
Derived Formstelecommuter, noun
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Word Origin and History for telecommuting

by 1975, as a hypothetical workplace set-up; verbal noun from telecommute. Said to have been coined by Jack Niles of USC.



by 1974 (as a hypothetical experience), from tele- + commute. Related: Telecommuted. Cf. telecommuting.

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