tele·com·mu·ni·ca·tion | \ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of telecommunication 

1 : communication at a distance (as by telephone)

2 : technology that deals with telecommunication usually used in plural

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Workers had to dig carefully to avoid electric, steam, water and telecommunications lines, Citizens Energy Group said. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Downtown sinkhole fixed, streets to reopen tonight," 13 July 2018 His fortunes dwindled as his power business racked up huge debts and the telecommunications business suffered through over-competition. Fortune, "8 Things to Know About Mukesh Ambani, Asia's Newest Richest Man," 13 July 2018 Since then, the companies have moved forward with the agreement, creating a media and telecommunications giant., "Justice Department plans appeal of AT&T-Time Warner merger approval," 12 July 2018 Faster speeds come as cable and telecommunications firms struggle with subscribers ditching their pay TV packages for streaming Internet video services such as Netflix. Mike Freeman,, "Cox, Spectrum upgrade networks to bring gigabit Internet speeds to San Diego," 11 July 2018 The primary foes have had seven weeks to ferment since the state Democratic convention, where the Greenwich telecommunications magnate Lamont overwhelmingly clinched the party’s endorsement. Neil Vigdor,, "Ned Lamont And Joe Ganim On A Collision Course Toward First Head-To-Head Debate," 11 July 2018 Presentations and panels cover a wide range of topics, but have focused on politics and on the technology, media and telecommunications sector—the bank’s specialty. David Staats, idahostatesman, "Zuckerberg. Bezos. Cook. Media, tech titans gather in Idaho to network and make deals," 10 July 2018 Transport, trade and telecommunication ties will be resumed. Elias Meseret, The Seattle Times, "Ethiopia, Eritrea restore diplomatic relations, phone calls," 9 July 2018 The telecommunications counsel is calling for a monopole tower. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Monopine Or Monopole For South Glastonbury's Cavanna Farm?," 4 July 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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evasion of direct action or statement

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