telephone set

Definitions of telephone set
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n electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

Synonyms:
phone, telephone
Types:
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desk phone
a telephone set that sits on a desk or table
dial phone, dial telephone
a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called
extension, extension phone, telephone extension
an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line
French telephone, handset
telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
pay-phone, pay-station
a coin-operated telephone
radiophone, radiotelephone, wireless telephone
a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
speakerphone
a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time
cell, cellphone, cellular phone, cellular telephone, mobile phone
a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
Type of:
electronic equipment
equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

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