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A component of a telephone that has a loudspeaker and a microphone and allows a person to communicate without holding the telephone receiver and that allows more than one person to participate in a telephone call using a single receiver.
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(Telecommunications) a telephone incorporating an external microphone and loudspeaker, allowing several people to participate in a call at the same time
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(ˈspi kərˌfoʊn)

a telephone with both a loudspeaker and microphone, for use without being held.
[1955–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.speakerphone - a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time
phone, telephone, telephone set - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
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