Telex Definition

tĕlĕks
telexes
noun
telexes
A teletypewriter using a telephone dial to establish connections.
Webster's New World
A communications system consisting of teletypewriters connected to a telephonic network to send and receive signals.
American Heritage
A message sent in this way.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
verb
To send (a message) by telex.
Webster's New World
other
Beginning in about 1910, telegraph companies began to use telex, a rotary dialing system for routing telegraph calls, much like that used in telephone networks.Telex initially ran at the amazing signaling speed of 45.5 bits per second (bps) and, later, at 50 bps, or 66 words per minute (wpm). At that signaling rate, one analog voice grade channel could support 24 or 25 telex transmissions through frequency division multiplexing (FDM). In 1958,Western Union introduced its Telex.
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Other Word Forms of Telex

Noun

Singular:
telex
Plural:
telexes

Origin of Telex

  • tel(etypewriter) ex(change)

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

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