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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.

telephony

(tɪˈlɛfənɪ)
n
(Telecommunications) a system of telecommunications for the transmission of speech or other sounds

te•leph•o•ny

(təˈlɛf ə ni)

n.
the construction or operation of telephones or telephonic systems.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephony - transmitting speech at a distancetelephony - 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"
hold the line, hang on, hold on - hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
Translations

telephony

[tɪˈlefənɪ] Ntelefonía f

telephony

[tɪˈlɛfəni] ntéléphonie mtelephoto lens [ˌtɛlifəʊtəʊˈlɛnz] ntéléobjectif m

telephony

(Comput) → Telefonie f
References in classic literature ?
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India, June 23 -- The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on VoIP services, or internet telephony. TRAI said that internet telephony has now become similar to conventional telephony and these providers compete directly with existing technology used to make phone calls.