telex

noun
tel·​ex | \ ˈte-ˌleks How to pronounce telex (audio) \

Definition of telex

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a communication service involving teletypewriters connected by wire through automatic exchanges also : a teletypewriter used in telex
2 : a message sent by telex

telex

verb
telexed; telexing; telexes

Definition of telex (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to send (something, such as a message) by telex
2 : to communicate with by telex

Examples of telex in a Sentence

Noun The message was sent by telex. We received a telex from New York.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sabah mobilized the technology of the day — faxes, telex and the emerging mobile-phone systems — to stitch together a network of Kuwaiti diplomats, activists and backers around the world. Washington Post, "Kuwait’s emir al-Sabah, influential voice in the Middle East, dies at 91," 29 Sep. 2020 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 Those Americans who hid in the room during the takeover rendered the equipment inoperable, removing and destroying individual components of the telexes — teletype machines that could transmit messages over phone lines to the rest of the world. Washington Post, "Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis," 1 Nov. 2019 To build it, Allende had hired Stafford Beer, a British consultant, who requisitioned a mainframe computer and connected it to telex machines in factories. The Economist, "Can technology plan economies and destroy democracy?," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of telex

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for telex

Noun

teleprinter + exchange

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The first known use of telex was in 1932

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9 Oct 2020

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“Telex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telex. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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telex

noun
How to pronounce telex (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of telex

: a system of communication in which messages are sent over long distances by using a telephone system and are printed by using a special machine (called a teletypewriter)
: a message sent by telex

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