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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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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.
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.
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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.
Mr Baggett said: "The telephone exchange has a great location, hidden away there.
Point said problems arise because of the length of the copper loop used to link the telephone exchange with people's homes - it reported that a distance of 300 metres from the exchange may achieve 24Mb/s.
The scheme involved converting the first and second floors of Newcastle's Jesmond telephone exchange in Jesmond Gardens into flats and building a new floor on top of it.
As a special birthday treat to mark his centenary, Tom toured BT's main telephone exchange at Telecom Centre in Little Park Street.
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WANA, September 03, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The Taliban militants have taken control of telephone exchange in South Waziristan, suspending the agency communication with whole world including Pakistan.

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