tele·​phon·​ic | \ ˌte-lə-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce telephonic (audio) \

Definition of telephonic

: of, relating to, or conveyed by a telephone

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telephonically \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈfä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telephonically (audio) \ adverb

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That possibility prompted Togliatti to hold a telephonic meeting with attorneys for all sides last Thursday, Ericsson said. Ken Ritter, The Seattle Times, "Nevada switches drug to be used in 1st execution since 2006," 3 July 2018 The motion will be discussed with U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union — which requested the injunction as part of a class-action lawsuit — during a telephonic status conference at noon today. Kristina Davis,, "DOJ says more time may be needed to reunify separated families," 6 July 2018 The motion will be discussed with U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union during a telephonic status conference at noon Friday. Kristina Davis,, "U.S. says it needs more time to reunite families separated at border," 6 July 2018 There’s no need to return to the pure state of 1980s telephonic culture. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "No One Picks Up the Phone Anymore," 31 May 2018 In February, Smith pleaded guilty to one count of anonymous telephonic harassment. Maxine Bernstein,, "Clackamas man gets probation for reporting father, brother as terrorists in family feud," 10 May 2018 The selling of the plan to give teachers a 20 percent pay raise by 2020 has taken many forms: social media posts, TV ads, radio interviews and, last week, Gov. Doug Ducey talking to voters via a telephonic town hall. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "The big sell: How former businessman Ducey is working to win support for teacher-pay plan," 24 Apr. 2018 Redmond police arrested Mann on 22 counts of telephonic harassment and violating a stalking protective order. Maxine Bernstein,, "Redmond man accused in federal court of stalking former co-worker for 2 years," 21 Mar. 2018 The parties spent dozens of hours at no fewer than seven face-to-face meetings and multiple telephonic discussions over recent months in secret negotiations aimed at revising the commission’s 2014 decision assigning closure costs. Jeff Mcdonald,, "No new San Onofre deal — even with help from NFL concussion negotiator," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of telephonic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of telephonic was in 1877

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