telecommunication

DEFINITIONS OF: telecommunication

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n (often plural) the branch of electrical engineering concerned with the technology of electronic communication at a distance

Type of:
EE, electrical engineering
the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication

n (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

Synonyms:
telecom
Types:
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telephone, telephony
transmitting speech at a distance
telegraphy
communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire
wireless
transmission by radio waves
broadcasting
taking part in a radio or tv program
multiplex
communicates two or more signals over a common channel
voice mail, voicemail
a computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls; telephone messages can be recorded and stored and relayed
call, phone call, telephone call
a telephone connection
call forwarding
lets you transfer your incoming calls to any telephone that you can dial direct
call waiting
a way of letting you know that someone else is calling when you are using your telephone
radiotelegraph, radiotelegraphy, wireless telegraphy
telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
radiotelephone, radiotelephony, wireless telephone
telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
Rediffusion
a system for distributing radio or tv programs
radio, radiocommunication, wireless
medium for communication
TV, telecasting, television, video
broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
reception
quality or fidelity of a received broadcast
Type of:
medium
a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
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