tele

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noun \ˈte-lē\

Definition of tele

British

  1. :  television

1936

First Known Use of tele

1936


tele-

combining form
variants: or

tel-

Definition of tele-

  1. 1 :  distant :  at a distance :  over a distance telegram

  2. 2a :  telegraph teletypewriterb :  television telecastc :  telecommunication telemarketing

Origin and Etymology of tele-

New Latin, from Greek tēle-, tēl-, from tēle far off — more at pale-


TELE Defined for English Language Learners


tele-

combining form

Definition of tele- for English Language Learners

  • : at or over a long distance

  • : television

  • : using a telephone


TELE- Defined for Kids

tele-

prefix
variants: or

tel-

Definition of tele- for Students

  1. 1 :  at a distance telegram

  2. 2 :  television

  3. 3 :  using a telephone telemarketing


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