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English definition of “telephone”

telephone

noun [C/U]    /ˈtel·əˌfoʊn/ (also phone)
a device for speaking to someone in another place by means of electrical signals: [C] Your telephone is ringing. [U] I tried to reach her by telephone. telephone    /ˈtel·əˌfoʊn/ verb [T] Palmer telephoned her attorney.
(Definition of telephone noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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