teleconferencing

noun
tele·​con·​fer·​enc·​ing | \ ˈte-li-ˌkän-f(ə-)rən(t)-siŋ How to pronounce teleconferencing (audio) , -fərn(t)-\

Definition of teleconferencing

: the holding of a conference among people remote from one another by means of telecommunication devices (such as telephones or computer terminals)

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teleconference \ ˈte-​li-​ˌkän-​f(ə-​)rən(t)s How to pronounce teleconference (audio) , -​fərn(t)s \ noun

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Even Star Trek seems to have predicted various technologies, including cell phones, GPS, Bluetooth headsets, and teleconferencing. Rose Eveleth, WIRED, "Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for an Uncertain Future?," 12 July 2019 Like hospitals that have doctors consulting through teleconferencing and elder-care facilities that offer nursing via avatar, online preschools are cheaper than traditional schooling. Nellie Bowles, BostonGlobe.com, "Virtual pre-K closes a gap, and exposes it," 7 July 2019 Like hospitals that have doctors consulting through teleconferencing and elder-care facilities that offer nursing via avatar, online preschools are cheaper than traditional schooling. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "An Online Preschool Closes a Gap but Exposes Another," 7 July 2019 In 2009, scientists at the school’s Institute of Creative Technologies demonstrated a 3-D teleconferencing display that uses a fast-spinning mirror as a projection surface. NBC News, "Futuristic 'hologram' tech promises ultra-realistic human telepresence," 4 May 2018 Practical applications Vertegaal thinks the new display system will initially be used for teleconferencing. NBC News, "Futuristic 'hologram' tech promises ultra-realistic human telepresence," 4 May 2018 To deal with an already existing backlog of cases, 18 supervising immigration judges are being assigned to hear cases in immigration courts near the border, both in person and through video teleconferencing. Fox News, "More US prosecutors, judges added for immigration cases," 2 May 2018 According to the new policy: Travel should only be requested when a more economical alternative to travel is unavailable (e.g., conference calls, overnight mail, VoIP, teleconferencing, etc.). Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County's proposed travel policy adds more oversight and restrictions," 26 Mar. 2018 Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, says teleconferencing could be one way to make hearings less burdensome, especially for speakers who have to travel long distances. Chris Carola, The Seattle Times, "Want to talk about the state’s money? Budget plenty of time," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of teleconferencing

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teleconferencing was in 1963

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teleconferencing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of teleconferencing

: the use of telephones and video equipment to have a meeting with people who are in different places

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