teleconferencing

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cisco is trying to tap into this demand with a palette of services including its teleconferencing system that cancels background sounds and a space-management tool that tracks employee usage of conference rooms and other office space. Rebecca Picciotto, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 This week, Williams will be announcing the next step: a collaboration with Cisco, creator of the Webex teleconferencing system (and sometime NASA collaborator) who will be providing tech support. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2022 Paradigm shifts that aren’t fully clear yet have occurred during the pandemic, Wise said, including the way companies will view the necessity for business travel after growing comfortable with meetings on teleconferencing services such as Zoom. Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 In contrast, the CEO of Amygdala, Bradley Hasling (Derek DelGaudio) is shown at the beginning of the movie teleconferencing from a makeshift workspace in his garage. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 10 Feb. 2022 Then there’s the business communications division which is increasingly important in the world of hybrid working and teleconferencing. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2022 Saied’s announcement accused the government of trying to censor it by disabling teleconferencing applications. Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2022 Neither Bynes nor her parents were present in court during the hearing, which was also available over teleconferencing. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2022 More than two decades before companies like Skype helped make two-way video calls part of everyday life, Jenkins had improvised his own teleconferencing system and used it to make art. Carolina A. Mirandacolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of teleconferencing was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Teleconferencing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teleconferencing. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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