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- n. the science and technology of communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals; telecommunication
- n. the systems used in transmitting such signals
- n. Plural form of telecommunication.
The word telecommunication was adapted from the French word télécommunication. It is a compound of the Greek prefix tele- (τηλε-), meaning 'far off', and the Latin communicare, meaning 'to share'. The French word télécommunication was coined in 1904 by French engineer and novelist Édouard Estaunié. (Wiktionary)