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telephone exchange


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

  • n. A central system of switches and other equipment that establishes connections between individual telephones. Also called switchboard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any equipment that establishes connections between telephones
  • n. the building housing such equipment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a central office in which the wires of any two telephones or telephone stations may be connected to permit conversation.
  • A central office in which the wires of telephones from local subscribers may be connected by switches to other local telephones or to long-distance lines, to permit transmission of conversation or data.

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

  • n. a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication


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