(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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Contemporary Examples of telex
Kushner’s first novel, Telex from Cuba, reimagined ‘50s Cuba, and received a National Book Award nomination for her efforts.
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British Dictionary definitions for telex
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
C20: from tel (eprinter) ex (change)
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Word Origin and History for telex
1932, "a communication system of teletypewriters," from tel(etype) ex(change).
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