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tel·e·com·mu·ni·ca·tion  audio  (tl-k-myn-kshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The science and technology of communication at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses, as by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television. Often used in the plural with a singular verb: Telecommunications is an important area of professional growth.
  2. The electronic systems used in transmitting messages, as by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television. Often used in the plural with a plural verb: Telecommunications were disrupted by the brownout.
  3. A message so transmitted.



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