- (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.
- to send (a message) by telex: We telex instructions to the agent.
- to send a message by telex to: They telexed the Paris office.
Origin of telex
Related Words for telexsummons, telegraph, buzzer, wire, cable, signal, flash, call, report, radiogram, telex, cablegram, teletype
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Contemporary Examples of telex
Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, reimagined ‘50s Cuba, and received a National Book Award nomination for her efforts.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 1, 2013
Mythili Rao, Jimmy So
April 1, 2013
Historical Examples of telex
It was not, because what happened then was that the Telex came in from New Orleans.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- 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
- to transmit (a message) to (a person, office, etc) by telex
Word Origin for telex
Word Origin and History for telex
1932, "a communication system of teletypewriters," from tel(etype) ex(change).