telecommunications

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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'.[1] The French word télécommunication was coined in 1904 by French engineer and novelist Édouard Estaunié.[2]

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telecommunications (uncountable)

  1. the science and technology of communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals; telecommunication
  2. the systems used in transmitting such signals
  3. plural form of telecommunication

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  1. ^ Telecommunication, tele- and communication, New Oxford American Dictionary (2nd edition), 2005.
  2. ^ Jean-Marie Dilhac, From tele-communicare to Telecommunications, 2004.