telephone line

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Noun1.telephone line - the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signalstelephone line - the wire that carries telegraph and telephone signals
phone cord, telephone cord - the telephone wire that connects to the handset
conducting wire, wire - a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
2.telephone line - a telephone connectiontelephone line - a telephone connection    
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
digital subscriber line, DSL - a generic name for digital lines that are provided by telephone companies to their local subscribers and that carry data at high speeds
hot line - a direct telephone line between two officials
land line, landline - a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits; "a land line can be wire or fiber optics or microwave"
party line - a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
private line - a telephone line serving a single subscriber
toll line - a telephone line for long-distance calls
trunk line - a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
WATS, WATS line - a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service
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The estimated maximum amount of the framework agreement - fixed telephony services over a period of 48 months for a minimum of one main telephone line, ISDN PRA flow, Direct Dial Inward 45 and maximum 45 individual main telephone lines, ISDN PRA four streams, 100 Direct Inward Dial .
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Telephone line often remains dead during working hours.
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