teleconferencing

[ tel-i-kon-fer-uh n-sing, -fruh n- ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒn fər ən sɪŋ, -frən- /
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noun

adjective

pertaining to or suitable for holding such meetings.

Nearby words

  1. telecommute,
  2. telecommuter,
  3. telecommuting,
  4. telecomputing,
  5. teleconference,
  6. teleconnection,
  7. teleconverter,
  8. telecopier,
  9. telecottage,
  10. telecourse

Origin of teleconferencing

First recorded in 1970–75; teleconference + -ing1

teleconference

[ tel-i-kon-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪˌkɒn fər əns, -frəns /

noun

a business meeting, educational session, etc., conducted among participants in different locations via telecommunications equipment.Compare videoconference.

verb (used without object), tel·e·con·fer·enced, tel·e·con·fer·enc·ing.

to participate in such a meeting or meetings.

Origin of teleconference

First recorded in 1950–55; tele-1 + conference

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British Dictionary definitions for teleconferencing

teleconference

/ (ˈtɛlɪˌkɒnfərəns) /

noun

a conference in which the participants communicate from different places via a telephone or video network
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Word Origin and History for teleconferencing

teleconference

n.

1952, originally a proprietary name, from tele- + conference. Not in common use until c.1974.

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