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 teleconferencing (audio) , -​fərn(t)s \ noun

Examples of teleconferencing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 2020, the Supreme Court had held arguments via teleconferencing, allowing the public to listen to live audio. Ronn Blitzer, Fox News, 20 Sep. 2021 Understand how to use video and teleconferencing technology. Avery Blank, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Chula Vista will also bring back teleconferencing after city staff recommended that the council allow the option through September, which is when Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order on virtual meetings is expected to expire. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2021 Last year saw the rise of teleconferencing, remote working, binge-watching and grocery delivery across the globe. Michael Plummer, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Saxby ruled against Biggs, saying the Open Meetings Act explicitly allows for teleconferencing. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 17 June 2021 The order encouraged courts to use teleconferencing and videoconferencing, when possible. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 9 Aug. 2021 As large numbers of people turn to video-teleconferencing (VTC) platforms to stay connected in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, reports of VTC hijacking are emerging ... Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2020 Garland County announced Friday that justices of the peace will be allowed to attend Quorum Court meetings remotely, resuming the teleconferencing option that was discontinued earlier this month. David Showers, Arkansas Online, 2 Aug. 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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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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