Telecommunication definition

tĕlĭ-kə-myo͝onĭ-kāshən
Communication by electronic or electric means, as through radio, telephone, telegraph, television, or computers.
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The science and technology of sending and receiving information such as sound, visual images, or computer data over long distances through the use of electrical, radio, or light signals, using electronic devices to encode the information as signals and to decode the signals as information.
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Telecommunication is communicating with the use of an electronic device.

An example of telecommunication is talking to someone on a cell phone.

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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.

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The systems used in transmitting such messages. Often used in the plural with a plural verb.

Telecommunications were disrupted by the brownout.

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A message so transmitted.
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(uncountable) The science and technology of the communication of messages over a distance using electric, electronic or electromagnetic impulses. [1932]
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(countable) A message so transmitted.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
telecommunication

Origin of telecommunication

  • From French télécommunication.

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