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British Dictionary definitions for teletype



trademark a type of teleprinter
(sometimes not capital) a network of such devices, used for communicating messages, information, etc


(sometimes not capital) to transmit (a message) by Teletype
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Word Origin and History for teletype



1904, trademark for a communications system of typewriters connected electronically, short for teletypewriter (1904), a form of telegraph in which the receiver prints messages like a typewriter, from tele- + typewriter.

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