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An electromechanical typewriter that either transmits or receives messages coded in electrical signals carried by telegraph or telephone wires.
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(ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə; ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp-)
(Telecommunications) a US name for teleprinter
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(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.
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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
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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.
For more information, call the CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at
The court held that the county did not violate Title II of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination in public services, by using relay operators to allow the deaf arrestees to communicate with their mother, rather than providing them with a teletypewriter (TTY) telephone.
Through the arrangement with Sprint, Southwest is offering toll-free TTY (teletypewriter) and video relay access.
Text messaging is particularly important as the hearing impaired population has widely adopted the technology, and the teletypewriter system--the only text-based technology available at most public safety answering points (PSAPs)--is seen as archaic by the heating impaired community.
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.
TTY = teletypewriter. Alert to Knock or Doorbell 100.0 Alert to Smoke/Fire Alarm 100.0 Bark on Command 100.0 Alert to Presence of Another Person 88.3 Alert to Phone or TTY 83.3 Alert to Outdoor Sounds 83.3 Alert to Name Being Called 66.7 Alert to Alarm Clock 66.7 Alert to Elevator Bell 50.0 Alert to Kitchen Timers 50.0 Alert to Teakettle 50.0 Alert to Child/Baby 16.7 Go Get Another Person 16.6 Alert to Computer/Fax 0.0 Alert to Washer/Dryer 0.0 Alert to Running Water 0.0 Alert to Emergency Signal on TV/Radio 0.0
This provided access to the Abridged Index Medicus (AIM) database using the Teletypewriter Exchange Network (TWX) as the communication system.
The Taxpayer Advocate Service can be contacted through their toll-free case intake line at 1-877-777-4778 or through a TeleTYpewriter (TTY) or Telecommunications Device (TTD) at 1-800-829-4059.
We compensated for the lack of an inclusive design by devising the teletypewriter as an assistive technology to enable telecommunications through telephones.
According to Offley, "the radio teletypewriter in the Scorpion's radio shack came chattering to life" with orders diverting the sub "to a point southwest of the Canary Islands to spy on a group of Soviet Navy ships that included an Echo-II nuclear cruise missile submarine."