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teleconferencing

[tel-i-kon-fer-uh n-sing, -fruh n-]
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noun
  1. the holding of teleconferences.Compare conferencing, videoconferencing.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or suitable for holding such meetings.
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Origin of teleconferencing

First recorded in 1970–75; teleconference + -ing1

teleconference

[tel-i-kon-fer-uh ns, -fruh ns]
noun
  1. a business meeting, educational session, etc., conducted among participants in different locations via telecommunications equipment.Compare videoconference.
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verb (used without object), tel·e·con·fer·enced, tel·e·con·fer·enc·ing.
  1. to participate in such a meeting or meetings.
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Origin of teleconference

First recorded in 1950–55; tele-1 + conference
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  • Sometimes transactions have to rely on visual arguments, well beyond what teleconferencing can offer.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin


British Dictionary definitions for teleconferencing

teleconference

noun
  1. 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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