tele·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion | \ ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce telecommunication (audio) \

Definition of telecommunication

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

Examples of telecommunication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCarthy's office has not responded to CNN's request for clarification on what law McCarthy believes the telecommunication companies would be violating. Ryan Nobles, CNN, 2 Sep. 2021 And in the case of a subpoena, these telecommunication companies would almost certainly comply, regardless of whose records are being sought. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 For instance, negotiators previously said their measure will raise $65 billion by selling the spectrum used by telecommunication companies -- even though that sale occurred in February. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 6 Aug. 2021 The agency would consolidate all dispatch and telecommunication efforts across multiple agencies into one entity, a newer version of the city's old Metropolitan Emergency Communications Agency that once existed. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2021 Several other Western countries have banned Huawei from their telecommunication networks. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, 28 Apr. 2021 Growth in digital data sources is resulting in a parallel growth in the use of models that rely on AI to make decisions — especially in credit risk evaluation with alternative data sources like telecommunication data. Mohan Jayaraman, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Leaders will also affirm the importance of defending our networks and ensuring Allies rely on trustworthy providers for next-generation telecommunication networks. Zamira Rahim And Melissa Macaya, CNN, 14 June 2021 The report said such information could help officials build more resilient telecommunication networks and better prepare for future disasters. DÁnica Coto, Star Tribune, 1 June 2021

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First Known Use of telecommunication

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2021

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“Telecommunication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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