Telecommunications meaning

From the Greek tele, meaning far off, and Latin communicare, meaning to share or impart, literally to make common.The science and technology of transmitting voice, audio, facsimile, image, video, computer data, and multimedia information over significant distances by the use of electromagnetic energy in the form of electricity, radio, or optics.
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Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications.
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The systems used in transmitting such signals.
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Plural form of telecommunication.
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Origin of telecommunications

  • 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'. The French word télécommunication was coined in 1904 by French engineer and novelist Édouard Estaunié.

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