telecommunication

Definitions of telecommunication
  1. noun
    (often plural) the branch of electrical engineering concerned with the technology of electronic communication at a distance
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    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
  2. noun
    (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
    synonyms: telecom
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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
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    medium
    a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
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