tele·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion | \ ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce telecommunication (audio) \

Definition of telecommunication

1 : communication at a distance (as by telephone)
2 : technology that deals with telecommunication usually used in plural

Examples of telecommunication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, one unnamed European telecommunication client amassed an enormous amount of customer data, says Alexandra Ebert, the company’s chief trust officer. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2021 Medium-Earth orbit contains many navigation satellites, while most of the world's telecommunication and GPS satellites tend to be further up, at 22,000 miles, in geostationary orbit. The Week Staff, The Week, 12 Dec. 2021 The targets range from journalists, human right activists, and politicians through to telecommunication engineers and IVF doctors across a few dozen clinics, according to Hacquebord. Thomas Brewster, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Dycom, which specializes in construction and engineering of telecommunication networking systems, was up more than 9 percent. Matt Phillips, New York Times, 21 Oct. 2021 Syria says soldier died in Israeli airstrike: Syria's Defense Ministry said one of its soldiers was killed and three injured in an Israeli airstrike on a telecommunication tower in the central province of Homs. Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2021 Raghuram also said that telecommunication customers are beginning to build infrastructure to power superfast 5G wireless technologies, a market VMware is trying to court. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2021 According to Statista, mobile money has become a big business for telecommunication providers in Africa. Seth Onyango, Quartz, 24 Sep. 2021 With hope finally on the horizon for life to return to normal, most of us still rely on telecommunication and video conferencing technology to conduct business before in-person interactions are allowed again. Angela Lei, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of telecommunication

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jan 2022

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“Telecommunication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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