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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Communications
telecommunicationstel‧e‧com‧mu‧ni‧ca‧tions /ˌtelikəmjuːnəˈkeɪʃənz/ ●○○ noun [plural]  TCthe sending and receiving of messages by telephone, radio, television etc a new telecommunications system the telecommunications industry
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telecommunicationsIn 1913 there were 11,000 post and telecommunications offices, of which only 3,000 were in rural localities.The subscription enables customers to offer a Freephone 0500 or LocalCall 0645 service without altering their current telecommunications set-up.New competition in telecommunications is a useful start, but more is needed.We need to recognize the remarkable change that the interactive telecommunications age is producing in our political system.Until recently, most governments have exercised either direct or indirect control over national telecommunications as well as international links.Other firms are manufacturing radios, wired and fiber-optic telecommunications, military equipment and satellite receivers in San Diego.public telecommunications networksThe telecommunications equipment maker also said it was named in a shareholder suit over the loss filed in a California court.
From Longman Business Dictionarytelecommunicationstel‧e‧com‧mu‧ni‧ca‧tions /ˌtelikəmjuːnəˈkeɪʃənz/ noun [plural] (also telecommunication) [uncountable]TELECOMMUNICATIONS the process or business of sending and receiving information by telephone, television, the Internet etcthe telecommunications industrya telecommunications satellitea 3-week course in telecommunication
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