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intercom

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noun in·ter·com \ˈin-tər-ˌkäm\

Simple Definition of intercom

  • : a system which allows a person speaking into a microphone to be heard on a speaker by people in a different room or area

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intercom

  1. :  a two-way communication system with a microphone and loudspeaker at each station for localized use

Examples of intercom in a sentence

  1. I heard my name called on the intercom.

  2. His secretary's voice came over the intercom, telling him that he had a visitor.



Origin of intercom

short for intercommunication system


First Known Use: 1940


INTERCOM Defined for Kids

intercom

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noun in·ter·com \ˈin-tər-ˌkäm\

Definition of intercom for Students

  1. :  a communication system with a microphone and loudspeaker at each end




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