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 The officer then left a message on the man’s voicemail saying he was charged with telecommunication harassment. John Benson, cleveland, "Man suspected of stealing wood arrested for drunken driving: North Royalton Police Blotter," 16 Sep. 2020 Beyond the gaming industry intrusions, in which hackers allegedly gained access to stores of digital currency, the suspects targeted software development companies, computer hardware manufacturers and telecommunication providers. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "5 Chinese citizens at large, 2 Malaysian suspects arrested in global hacking campaign targeting gaming," 16 Sep. 2020 Jupiter Acquisition planned to focus on targets in the consumer, technology, media and telecommunication sectors, according a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Crystal Tse,, "Blank-Check Firm Jupiter Said to Pause IPO Amid Red-Hot Market," 11 Sep. 2020 This forced some — including some better-off schools like St. Augustine — to contract with telecommunication companies to install Wi-Fi in students’ homes. Phillip Petty |,, "Can schools make a coronavirus comeback this semester? Students share thoughts and concerns," 31 Aug. 2020 The most complained about industries during the pandemic include fitness, telecommunication, banking and vacation rentals, according to FairShake data provided to USA TODAY. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus live updates: US nears 6M confirmed cases; US Open without fans starts Monday; India reports 78K new infections in 24 hours," 31 Aug. 2020 House Bill 5818 would not prohibit 5G cells and antennas or limit residents’ telecommunication access, Stifflear said. Kimberly Fornek,, "State bill proposed to give local governments a say in 5G wireless installation," 13 Aug. 2020 Telecommunication companies play a role, because many people use telecommunication companies as a way to get on the U.S. network from overseas. Michaela Chesin, The Arizona Republic, "Paradise Valley telecom companies accused of placing hundreds of millions of fraudulent robocalls," 4 Aug. 2020 However, telecommunication and social media have allowed coaches to work remotely and continue offering scholarships — to football prospects like Eaglecrest’s Kaden Weatherby. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "College football recruiting adapts to coronavirus restrictions as scholarship offers abound," 25 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of telecommunication

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Telecommunication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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