Definition of intercom
: a two-way communication system with a microphone and loudspeaker at each station for localized use
Examples of intercom in a Sentence
I heard my name called on the intercom.
His secretary's voice came over the intercom, telling him that he had a visitor.
Recent Examples of intercom from the Web
His station was announced over the intercom, and the train slowed with a lurch of brakes.
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Origin and Etymology of intercom
short for intercommunication system
First Known Use: 1940See Words from the same year
INTERCOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intercom for English Language Learners
: a system which allows a person speaking into a microphone to be heard on a speaker by people in a different room or area
INTERCOM Defined for Kids
Definition of intercom for Students
: a communication system with a microphone and loudspeaker at each end
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