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English definition of “telephone”

telephone

noun [C]     /ˈtelɪfəʊn/ COMMUNICATIONS
a piece of electronic equipment that 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; a phone: the telephone service a telephone call/conversation/interview a telephone company/network a telephone number You can redeem up to $50,000 of your shares by telephone.on/over the telephone The research aims to describe how people sell on the telephone.
→ See also fixed telephone
(Definition of telephone noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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