telephony

noun te·le·pho·ny \ tə-ˈle-fə-nē also ˈte-lə-ˌfō- \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of telephony

1877

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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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