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1. The transmission of sound between distant stations, especially by radio or telephone.
2. The technology and manufacture of telephone equipment.
(Telecommunications) a system of telecommunications for the transmission of speech or other sounds
te•leph•o•ny(təˈlɛf ə ni)
the construction or operation of telephones or telephonic systems.
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|Noun||1.||telephony - transmitting speech at a distance |
telecom, telecommunication - (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
voice mail, voicemail - a computerized system for answering and routing telephone calls; telephone messages can be recorded and stored and relayed
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
call forwarding - lets you transfer your incoming calls to any telephone that you can dial direct
call waiting - a way of letting you know that someone else is calling when you are using your telephone
phone, telephone, call up, call, ring - get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
cell phone - call up by using a cellular phone; "If the train is late, I will cell phone you"
call in - make a phone call; "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"
dial - operate a dial to select a telephone number; "You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"