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

Examples of teleconferencing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dunkelberg said businesses are starting to see burnout from teleconferencing and people want to get back to meeting in person. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, "Northwest Arkansas National should be prepared for post-pandemic return of flyers, consultants predict," 3 Sep. 2020 Zoom users were unable to join meetings Monday as the online teleconferencing company worked to resolve outages nationwide. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, "Zoom outages reported across North America," 24 Aug. 2020 For the company, that means teleconferencing, texting and phoning. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, "A St. Paul play was set to be the first major live theater in months. Then its director got COVID-19," 11 Aug. 2020 Plans and plant lists are shared by email, over the phone or through teleconferencing. oregonlive, "Landscapers are busier than ever during the pandemic: People want a private park now," 30 July 2020 Kids can chat with Santa Claus via live teleconferencing. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do: In-person events this week, June 29-July 5," 29 June 2020 Off the Press Presented by the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, this annual showcase for new solo works from women writers goes online using the Zoom teleconferencing app. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Frida Kahlo photos at Catalina Island Museum: Your weekend must-see," 27 June 2020 Biden spent Monday afternoon, for example, on a round of fundraisers convened via the teleconferencing service Zoom. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "'Reckless and irresponsible': Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump's Arizona visit amid pandemic," 23 June 2020 The teleconferencing platform spiked 9% on the day, well ahead of other top Nasdaq gainers like Tesla (+6%) and Electronic Arts (+3.7%). Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Zoom’s stock is now up nearly 250% this year. It has Goldman Sachs in its sights next," 16 June 2020

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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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13 Sep 2020

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“Teleconferencing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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