Telephone

A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly. A telephone converts sound, typically and most efficiently the human voice, into electronic signals suitable for transmission via cables or other transmission medi...
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telephone

[n] - transmitting speech at a distance 2. [n] - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
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Telephone

• (n.) An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance. • (v. t.) To convey or announce by telephone.
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telephone

<physics> An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance. ... The ordinary telephone consists essentially of a device by which currents of electricity, produced by sounds through the agency of certain mechanical devices and exactly corresponding in duration and intensity to the vibrations of the air which at...
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telephone

call up verb get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; `I tried to call you all night`; `Take two aspirin and call me in the morning`
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telephone

telephony noun transmitting speech at a distance
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Telephone

[application] Telephone is a softphone for Mac OS X. It uses Session Initiation Protocol for communication. Telephone is distributed as free software under a variety of licenses. == Audio codecs == ...
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telephone

Click images to enlargeInstrument for communicating at a distance by voice, developed by Scottish-US inventor Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, consisting of an earpiece that receives electrical signals and a mouthpiece that sends electrical signals. The transmitter (mouthpiece) consists of a carbon microphone, with a di...
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Telephone

Tel'e¬∑phone noun [ Greek ... far off + ... sound.] (Physics) An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance. » The ordinary telephone consists essentially of a device by which currents of electricity, produced by sounds through the agency of certain mechani...
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Telephone

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telephone

an instrument that is designed for the simultaneous transmission and reception of the human voice. Inexpensive, simple to operate, and offering its ...
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telephone

electronic equipment that transmits sound over distances
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telephone

telephone, device for communicating sound, especially speech, usually by means of wires in an electric circuit. The telephones now in general use evolved from the device invented by Alexander Graham Bell and patented by him in 1876 and 1877. Although Bell is recognized as the inventor, his telephone...
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telephone

telephone, telephoned 1. An apparatus for reproducing sound, especially that of the voice, at a great distance, by means of electricity; consisting, like the electric telegraph, of transmitting and receiving instruments connected by a line or wire which conveys the electric current. 2. An instrument that converts voice and other sound signals into...
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Telephone

The telephone is an instrument for reproducing speech at a distance from the source. It was invented (or rather patented) by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 - the invention of the telephone being claimed also by Gray, of Chicago and several others. The possibility of such an instrument was discovered previous to 1873, but the first satisfactory resul...
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