Meaning of “telecommunications” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"telecommunications" in British English

See all translations

telecommunicationsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌtel.ɪ.kəˌmjuː.nɪˈkeɪ.ʃənz/ us /ˌtel.ə.kəˌmjuː.nəˈkeɪ.ʃənz/ informal telecoms, telecom

B2 the sending and receiving of messages over distance, especially by phone, radio, and television:

the telecommunications industry

More examples

  • The world market for telecommunications is already overcrowded with businesses.
  • Technological advances in computing and telecommunications will reduce the need for many people to travel to work.

(Definition of “telecommunications” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telecommunications" in American English

See all translations

telecommunicationsplural noun

us /ˌtel·ə·kəˌmju·nɪˈkeɪ·ʃənz/

the sending and receiving of messages by computer, telephone, radio, and television, or the business of doing this

(Definition of “telecommunications” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)