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telephone exchange

n.
A central system of switches and other equipment that establishes connections between individual telephones. Also called switchboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephone exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communicationtelephone exchange - a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
centrex - (CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange
patchboard, plugboard, switchboard - telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
مَقْسَم الهاتِف، بَدّالَة التِّلفون
telefonní centrála
omstilling
centralautocommutateur
távbeszélõ-központ
símstöî
telefónna centrála
telefon santralı

telephone exchange

ncentralino (telefonico)

telephone

(ˈtelifəun) noun
(often abbreviated to phone) (foun) an instrument for speaking to someone from a distance, using either an electric current which passes along a wire or radio waves. He spoke to me by telephone / on the telephone; (also adjective) a telephone number/operator.
(often abbreviated to phone (foun) ) verb
1. to (try to) speak to (someone) by means of the telephone. I'll telephone you tomorrow.
2. to send (a message) or ask for (something) by means of the telephone. I'll telephone for a taxi.
3. to reach or make contact with (another place) by means of the telephone. Can one telephone England from Australia?
teˈlephonist (-ˈle-) noun
a person who operates a telephone switchboard in a telephone exchange.
telephone booth, telephone box (also ˈcall-box)
a small room or compartment containing a telephone for public use.
telephone directory
a book containing a list of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the people with telephones in a particular area. Look them up in the telephone directory.
telephone exchange
a central control through which telephone calls are directed.
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"I have been assured that these concerns will be taken forward by senior management teams and a permanent solution in terms of the local telephone exchange will now be sought.
Spasovski said there was an identical telephone exchange at the new building of the Skopje 1 Basic Court but since the facility was still not in use, there haven't been opportunities yet to abuse the equipment.
Banumathi and Justice Naveen Sinha said: "The allegation is that you were using all this (telephone exchange) for your brother's business."
And like an old friend, this is certainly true of the NCTAMS LANT Telephone Exchange which has been in existence for more than a century.
The large building is still occupied by BT today and is an important telephone exchange.
Effie, one of Britain's last ever manual telephone exchange operators, connected calls from the front parlour of her family's seaside cottage.
Mr Hay said: "The first telephone exchange was in London, in the City in 1879, but Birmingham had one by December that year with the establishment of Exchange Chambers." It was created by Henry J T Piercy of Broad Street Engine Works, Birmingham, and took its name from the old Iron and Steel Exchange on the corner of New Street and Stephenson Place.
Thambidurai wanted to know what action the government is taking against the alleged illegal establishment of a telephone exchange at the premises of former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran when he was in office.
As this only represents 0.95% of eligible voters, I would urge other internet users served from the Caernarfon telephone exchange to cast their vote a.s.a.p., as the higher the percentage the sooner we'll get high-speed internet in this part of the country.
The power station raid, at Baglan, took place earlier this month, and this week a quantity of copper was stolen during a burglary at the Eagle Street telephone exchange in Port Talbot's town centre.
DEVELOPER Adderstone has just secured planning consent to turn an old telephone exchange in Jesmond, Newcastle, into an office building.

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