Definition of telephony
: the use or operation of an apparatus (such as a telephone) for transmission of sounds as electrical signals between widely removed points
Recent Examples of telephony from the Web
In part, this is simply a function of the way mobile telephony works.
The challenges now facing Verizon and AT&T—fierce competition from budget mobile operators and the convergence of telephony with broadband and TV—have dogged the European market for some years.
Here, then, is what Ray Smith, the titan of telephony, has to say about John Malone, the telecom wars, Jane Seymour (yes, Jane Seymour), and what the broadband network in your future is going to look like.
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First Known Use of telephony
TELEPHONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of telephony for English Language Learners
: the use of a telephone system to send and receive sounds over long distances
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