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telex

[ tel-eks ]
/ ˈtɛl ɛks /
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noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a two-way teletypewriter service channeled through a public telecommunications system for instantaneous, direct communication between subscribers at remote locations.
a teletypewriter used to send or receive on such a service.
a message transmitted by telex.
verb (used with object)
to send (a message) by telex: We telex instructions to the agent.
to send a message by telex to: They telexed the Paris office.
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Origin of telex

First recorded in 1930–35; tel(eprinter) + ex(change)
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British Dictionary definitions for telex

telex
/ (ˈtɛlɛks) /

noun
an international telegraph service in which teleprinters are rented out to subscribers for the purpose of direct communication
a teleprinter used in such a service
a message transmitted or received by telex
verb
to transmit (a message) to (a person, office, etc) by telex

Word Origin for telex

C20: from tel (eprinter) ex (change)
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