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telephone

  

      n  
1   
a      (Also called)    telephone set   an electrical device for transmitting speech, consisting of a microphone and receiver mounted on a handset  
b    (as modifier)  
a telephone receiver     
2   
a    a worldwide system of communications using telephones. The microphone in one telephone converts sound waves into electrical signals that are transmitted along a telephone wire or by radio to one or more distant sets, the receivers of which reconvert the incoming signal into the original sound  
b    (as modifier)  
a telephone exchange, a telephone call     
3       See       telephone box  
      vb  
4    to call or talk to (a person) by telephone  
5    to transmit (a recorded message, radio or television programme, or other information) by telephone, using special transmitting and receiving equipment,   (Often shortened to)    phone  
  telephoner      n  
  telephonic      adj  
  telephonically      adv  


cordless telephone  
      n   a portable battery-powered telephone with a short-range radio link to a fixed base unit  
telephone answering machine  
      n      the full name for       answering machine  
telephone banking  
      n   a facility enabling customers to make use of banking services, such as oral payment instructions, account movements, raising loans, etc., over the telephone rather than by personal visit  
telephone box  
      n   an enclosure from which a paid telephone call can be made,   (Also called)    telephone kiosk, telephone booth  
telephone directory  
      n   a book listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of subscribers in a particular area  
telephone number  
      n  
1    a set of figures identifying the telephone of a particular subscriber, and used in making connections to that telephone  
2    pl   extremely large numbers, esp. in reference to salaries or prices  
telephone selling  
      n      another name for       telesales  
wireless telephone  
      n      another name for       radiotelephone  
  wireless telephony      n  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
a small digital image or icon used to express or convey an idea, a mood or an emotion in electronic communication. It's a loanword from japoneese coming from e 'picture'+ moji 'letter, character'.
[Internet] Althoug being coincidental, the resemblance of the term 'emoji' to the english word 'emoticon' (a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as :-)) helps its memorability. 😊
n.
representation of a facial expression composed with various combinations of keyboard characters used to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone in electronic communication. For exemple, :-) represents a smile.
[Internet] Ex: When they e-mail, people have a growing tendency to use emoticons as a fun way to relay the tone of their messages
n.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
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