telecommunication

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From French télécommunication. Equivalent to tele- +‎ communication.

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telecommunication (countable and uncountable, plural telecommunications)

  1. (uncountable) The science and technology of the communication of messages over a distance using electric, electronic or electromagnetic impulses. [1932]
  2. (countable) A message so transmitted.
  3. (in the plural) Systems used in transmitting such signals.

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