telephonist


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te·leph·o·ny

 (tə-lĕf′ə-nē)
n.
1. The transmission of sound between distant stations, especially by radio or telephone.
2. The technology and manufacture of telephone equipment.

te·leph′o·nist n.
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telephonist

(tɪˈlɛfənɪst)
n
(Telecommunications) Brit a person who operates a telephone switchboard. Also called (esp US): telephone operator
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephonist - someone who helps callers get the person they are callingtelephonist - someone who helps callers get the person they are calling
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
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Translations
عامِل التِّلفون
-katelefonista
omstillingsdame
telefonkezelõ
símavörîur
santral memuru

telephonist

[tɪˈlefənɪst] Ntelefonista mf
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telephonist

[tɪˈlɛfənɪst] n (British)téléphoniste mf
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telephonist

n (Brit) → Telefonist(in) m(f)
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telephonist

[tɪˈlɛfənɪst] n (Brit) → telefonista m/f
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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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But the matter- of-fact young telephonists agreed to lay the blame on "induction"--a hazy word which usually meant the natural meddlesomeness of electricity.
Las Vegas: A group of Chinese researchers have demonstrated an "evil attack" called the "Ghost Telephonist" which allows hackers to take over phone numbers and gather call and message content.
Telephonist Ethel Jane Cain was first in the role, from 1936 until telephone exchange boss Pat Simmons took over in 1963.
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A MYSTERY woman captured on a series of 50-year-old photographs by Mike McCartney was a telephonist who introduced Liverpool band The Scaffold to each other.
Margaret also worKed at Wimpenny's builders as typist and telephonist and as a playground supervisor at Honley First School after she returned to worK from bringing up their four children.
He started as a telephonist earning 12 shillings a week, but his rise up the ranks was interrupted by the Second World War when Mr Edmonds served in the navy.
Susan Orton, a telephonist with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, was awarded a commendation from fire service chief executive Susan Johnson.
My SAD was kicking in and I was finding it hard to communicate, so I was devastated when the telephonist stopped me in my tracks with a date of birth question.
There was an article about buses used from Stockton to Middlesbrough and the No.11 was pictured, I used to catch that or the United 73 to Middlesbrough Exchange as I worked at the main GPO as a telephonist.
My first Saturday job was working as a telephonist for Ted Taylor, at the Reddings, Moseley's rugby ground.