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phone

noun [C]
 
 
/fəʊn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a piece of electronic equipment which makes it possible for you to speak to someone in another place who has similar equipment, using either electrical signals sent along a system of wires, or radio signals: over the phone You can arrange a mortgage online, over the phone, or through a meeting.by phone The company can be reached by phone on this number.on the phone She has spent hours on the phone in recent weeks, talking to negotiators in a labour dispute. →  See also cell phone , mobile phone , telephone
Translations of “phone”
in Arabic هاتِف…
in Korean 전화기…
in Malaysian telefon…
in French téléphone…
in Turkish telefon…
in Italian telefono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話, (電話的)聽筒…
in Russian телефон…
in Polish telefon…
in Vietnamese điện thoại…
in Spanish teléfono…
in Portuguese telefone…
in Thai โทรศัพท์…
in German das Telefon…
in Catalan telèfon…
in Japanese 電話機…
in Indonesian telepon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话, (电话的)听筒…
(Definition of phone noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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