Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to telephones.
  • adj. Transmitted or conveyed by telephone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or transmitted by telephony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conveying sound to a great distance.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the telephone; by the telephone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to the telephone; communicated by the telephone: as, a telephonic communication.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to telephony

Etymologies

telephone +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Look at Giuliani's performance at a hastily called telephonic press conference to attack Daniel Kurtzer, a highly respected former United States Ambassador to both Egypt (appointed by Bill Clinton) and Israel (appointed by George W. Bush), who visited Syria as a member of an American Bar Association delegation.

    Menachem Rosensaft: Why We Can't Afford a McCain Presidency

  • In the room where we sat was a kind of telephonic tube, through which, at intervals, a voice spoke to me.

    Dreams and Dream Stories

  • Ooo and to Lisa - well done on taking that job as I remember talking to a 'telephonic' nurse many years ago [I'd never heard of such a thing before] It was a great relief at the time, a simply marvelous vocation.

    5 Minutes For Mom

  • The office of Congresswoman Giffords has publicized the event in advance, including by e-mail and telephonic announcements.

    Did Obama Speech Undercut Federal Case Against Loughner? (No.)

  • By the time I noticed that I'd taken a seat opposite a young man having some kind of telephonic breakdown, it would have been rude to get up and walk away, so I just listened.

    Michael Holden's All ears

  • We are an interpretation company currently looking for speakers of Triqui and Mam for our telephonic interpretation (www. lle-inc.com).

    Triqui and Mam speakers urgently needed

  • I would be happy to contact them and provide all the information regarding the over-the-phone telephonic interpreting and the compensation.

    Triqui and Mam speakers urgently needed

  • On the bus to work today my mobile telephonic device, having earlier told me how long I would have to wait for said bus, was playing me some of my favourite music and telling me the latest sports news and I thought to myself: how utterly marvellous.

    Manchester City 0 - 1 Liverpool – as it happened | Simon Burnton

  • Mr. Gupta allegedly called Mr. Rajaratnam within 23 seconds of a telephonic board meeting on Goldman's fourth-quarter 2008 results, the SEC said.

    SEC Levels Insider Charges Against Ex-Goldman Director

  • Meanwhile, ESPN found itself in the uncomfortable situation of having "Monday Night Football" broadcaster Mike Tirico -- who was once suspended by the network for (wait for it!) sexual harassment -- recap Favre's telephonic exhibitionism before the Vikings-Jets game.

    Brett Favre, sexty beast

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