au·​dio·​con·​fer·​ence | \ ¦ȯ-dē-(ˌ)ō-¦kän-f(ə-)rən(t)s + How to pronounce audioconference (audio) \
plural audioconferences

Definition of audioconference

: a conference in which people at different locations speak to each other via telephone or Internet connections If an audioconference is scheduled, handouts or other visual materials that might be of value during the presentation should be distributed to add to the audio.— Ann E. Barron et al., Technologies for Education, 2002

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audioconferencing \ ¦ȯ-​dē-​(ˌ)ō-​¦kän-​f(ə-​)rən(t)-​siŋ + How to pronounce audioconference (audio) \ noun
If those visual clues are not available (which is the case in audioconferencing), we have to rely solely on our voice to convey our meaning and messages to the other parties. — Dorothy Leeds, Power Speak, 2003

First Known Use of audioconference

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audioconference

audio- + conference

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“Audioconference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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