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n. pl. tel·cos
A telephone company.
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npl telcos
(Telecommunications) a telecommunications company
[C20: from tel(ecommunications) + co(mpany)]
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n., pl. -cos.
a telephone company.
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An abbreviation for “telecommunications company.”
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telco - a public utility that provides telephone servicetelco - a public utility that provides telephone service
public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
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