telecommunication


tele·com·mu·ni·ca·tion

noun \ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of TELECOMMUNICATION

1
:  communication at a distance (as by telephone)
2
:  technology that deals with telecommunication —usually used in plural

Origin of TELECOMMUNICATION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1932

telecommunication

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Communication between parties at a distance from one another. Modern telecommunication systems—capable of transmitting telephone, fax, data, radio, or television signals—can transmit large volumes of information over long distances. Digital transmission is employed in order to achieve high reliability with minimal noise, or interference, and because it can transmit any signal type, digital or analog. For digital transmission, analog signals must be subjected to a process of analog-to-digital conversion; most television, radio, and voice communications are analog and must be digitized before transmission. Transmission may occur over cables, wireless radio relay systems, or via satellite links.

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