Tele definition

telə
A prefix that means “at a distance,” as in telemetry.
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At, over, from, or to a distance.

Telegraph.

affix
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Distance; distant.

Telesthesia.

prefix
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Telecast.

Telefantasy.

prefix
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Telegraph; telephone.

Telegram.

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Television.

Telecast.

prefix
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Telecheck.

Telesales.

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Telebooth.

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Of, in, or by television.

Telecast.

affix
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(UK, slang, rare) Television.
abbreviation
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Tele is defined as from a long distance.

An example of tele used as a prefix is in the word telephone.

prefix
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By telephone, on the telephone, etc.

Telemarketing, telenuisance.

affix
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Over a distance.

Telephone.

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Telethon.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tele
Plural:
teles

Origin of tele

  • Greek tēle- from tēle far off kwel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek τῆλε (tÄ“le, “at a distance, far off, far away, far from").

    From Wiktionary