- Telecommunication is communicating with the use of an electronic device.
An example of telecommunication is talking to someone on a cell phone.
Using this cellphone is an example of telecommunication.
- often telecommunications (used with sing. verb) The science and technology of communication at a distance by transmission of electrical impulses, electromagnetic waves, or optical pulses, as by telephone, radio, television, or computer network. Often used in the plural with a singular verb: Telecommunications is an important area of professional growth.
- a. often telecommunications (used with a pl. verb) The systems used in transmitting such messages. Often used in the plural with a plural verb: Telecommunications were disrupted by the brownout.b. A message so transmitted.
(countable and uncountable, plural telecommunications)
From French télécommunication.