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telephony

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noun te·le·pho·ny \tə-ˈle-fə-nē also ˈte-lə-ˌfō-\

Simple Definition of telephony

  • : the use of a telephone system to send and receive sounds over long distances

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of telephony

  1. :  the use or operation of an apparatus (as a telephone) for transmission of sounds as electrical signals between widely removed points

1835

First Known Use of telephony

1835

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