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English definition of “telephone”

telephone

noun [C/U]  /ˈtel·əˌfoʊn/ (also phone) us  
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
verb [T]  /ˈtel·əˌfoʊn/ us  
Palmer telephoned her attorney.
(Definition of telephone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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