tele·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce telecommunication (audio)
: communication at a distance (as by telephone)
: technology that deals with telecommunication
usually used in plural

Examples of telecommunication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In mid-November, under pressure from the United States, Israel permitted the entry of fuel for hospitals, desalination plants and water pumps, wastewater treatment plants, bakeries, and telecommunication services. Shira Efron, Foreign Affairs, 15 Apr. 2024 By the time Congress acted on concerns about Huawei’s access to Americans’ private information, taxpayers had to pay billions of dollars to tear Huawei’s telecommunication equipment out of the ground. Christina Jewett, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 On Monday, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted Brenda Cowden, 54, on 10 felony charges including telecommunications fraud, forgery, theft and identity fraud. The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2024 Government rules adapt Meanwhile, last December, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updated its 16-year-old data breach notification rules to ensure that telecommunications providers adequately safeguard sensitive customer information. Chloe Veltman, NPR, 30 Mar. 2024 Indiana has a hands-free driving law, and the use of all telecommunication devices unless hands-free or voice-operated is prohibited. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Mar. 2024 This model provides companies with large user bases the opportunity to integrate telecommunications into their service portfolio without the hefty investment in network infrastructure. Martin Petkov, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Busch, who said he also co-chairs the Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee for the RNC, said other utilities officials are working with include water and wastewater, telecommunications, transportation, and all energy sectors. Alison Dirr, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 The decision comes after weeks of conversations among county leaders over whether to expand how Prince George’s uses money from local telecommunications and energy taxes to pay for schools. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2024

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First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of telecommunication was in 1932

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“Telecommunication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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