tele·​con·​fer·​enc·​ing ˈte-li-ˌkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce teleconferencing (audio)
: the holding of a conference among people remote from one another by means of telecommunication devices (such as telephones or computer terminals)
teleconference noun

Examples of teleconferencing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From simple email and texting to social media and video teleconferencing, the digital connection helps maintain ties to family, friends, customers, and suppliers, often across great distances. Gary S. Cross, Fortune, 8 May 2024 The defendants and their attorneys attended the hearing via teleconferencing. Cameron MacDonald, The Mercury News, 23 Feb. 2024 Today, about half of our court appearances take place over Zoom, and depositions are routinely done over teleconferencing. Andy Hale, Rolling Stone, 2 June 2023 Covid-19 social distancing requirements that limit or eliminate face-time, and the emergence of digital tools like teleconferencing that allow sales reps to get crucial treatment information directly into physicians' hands in real time, contributed to this shift. Erin Fitzgerald, Forbes, 18 June 2021 In November a state court judge blocked enforcement of the state's requirement that doctors providing the medication be in the same room when patients take it, allowing teleconferencing. John Hanna, ajc, 7 Jan. 2023 Suter, one of Syed's attorneys, had argued that teleconferencing by Zoom was sufficient to satisfy the Lee family's rights to attend the hearing and discuss the impact vacating the conviction would have on them. Doha Madani, NBC News, 28 Mar. 2023 Social media platforms and teleconferencing services are ablaze with the messages of isolated friends and loved ones. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Apr. 2020 For improved teleconferencing, consider Bluetooth, noise cancelling headphones to block out the sound of a dog barking or cars in the distance. oregonlive, 16 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teleconferencing was in 1963

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“Teleconferencing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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