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An electromechanical typewriter that either transmits or receives messages coded in electrical signals carried by telegraph or telephone wires.


(ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə; ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp-)
(Telecommunications) a US name for teleprinter


(ˌtɛl ɪˈtaɪpˌraɪ tər, ˈtɛl ɪˌtaɪp-)

a telegraphic apparatus by which signals are sent by striking the keys of a typewriterlike instrument and received and reproduced by a similar instrument.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teletypewriter - a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriterteletypewriter - a character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter
character printer, character-at-a-time printer, serial printer - a printer that prints a single character at a time


n (US) → Fernschreiber m
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As electromagnetic devices, teletypewriters were electromagnetic devices that "made almost continuous synchronized buzzing and snapping sounds when the print box typed each letter of the words on teletype paper," Owens said.
In 1964 US Congress issued the Babbidge report condemning oralism; and the invention of the teletypewriter, or teleprinter, enabled deaf people to communicate more easily.
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We compensated for the lack of an inclusive design by devising the teletypewriter as an assistive technology to enable telecommunications through telephones.
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HCPs = healthcare providers; WWD = women with disabilities; TTY = teletypewriter or text telephone, also referred to as TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).
Now, deaf clients who call JALA are able to communicate directly with Caserta through a teletypewriter (TTY) or videophone, the newer technology that enables them to use their familiar language, American Sign Lanuage.
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The hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence and their friends and families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 140 languages, with a teletypewriter line available for the disabled.
This proportion is worse when it comes to the teletypewriter (TTY), which when used with the National Relay Service, allows access to telecommunications, regardless of degree of hearing loss.