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

  • n. The transmission of sound between distant stations, especially by radio or telephone.
  • n. The technology and manufacture of telephone equipment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of sound transmission via the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • n. The study and application of telephone technology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or process of reproducing sounds at a distance, as with the telephone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation or art of telephoning, or reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance from their source.

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

  • n. transmitting speech at a distance


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From telephone +‎ -y.



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