Meaning of “telemarketing” in the English Dictionary

"telemarketing" in American English

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telemarketingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtel·əˌmɑr·kɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

the selling of goods or services by telephone

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

"telemarketing" in Business English

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telemarketingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtelɪˌmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ us also telephone selling, UK also telesales

COMMERCE, MARKETING the activity of selling a product or service by phone:

Last year, the firm spent almost 60% of its revenue on telemarketing and direct mail.
a telemarketing company/firm
telemarketing fraud/scams People who believe they are victims of telemarketing fraud should call our Consumer Protection Division.
She works in telesales.

(Definition of “telemarketing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)