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communication system

Definitions of communication system
  1. noun
    a system for communicating
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    ground control
    a communication system for sending continuous radio messages to an airplane pilot who is making a ground-controlled approach to landing
    intercom, intercommunication system
    a communication system linking different rooms within a building or ship etc
    P.A., P.A. system, PA, PA system, public address system
    an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas
    radio, wireless
    a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
    link, radio link
    a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network
    telecom equipment, telecom system, telecommunication equipment, telecommunication system
    a communication system for communicating at a distance
    phone system, telephone system
    a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
    interphone
    a telephonic intercommunication system linking different rooms in a building or ship etc
    MEDLINE
    the computer-based telephone system of the United States National Library of Medicine that provides rapid linkage to MEDLARS
    radiotelegraph, radiotelegraphy, wireless telegraph, wireless telegraphy
    the use of radio to send telegraphic messages (usually by Morse code)
    television, television system
    a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    walkie-talkie, walky-talky
    small portable radio link (receiver and transmitter)
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    system
    instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
  2. noun
    facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
    synonyms: communication equipment
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    FOTS, fiber-optic transmission system, fibre-optic transmission system
    a communication system using fiber optic cables
    network
    (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
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    facility, installation
    a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
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