telex Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “telex” in the English Dictionary

"telex" in British English

See all translations

telexnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈtel.eks/
a ​method of ​sending written ​messages down a ​phoneline from one teleprinter to another, the ​machine that does this, or the ​message itself: The ​details were ​sent by telex.
verb [I or T] uk   us  
[+ two objects] We telexed him the ​news at ​once.
(Definition of telex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"telex" in Business English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈteleks/ COMMUNICATIONS
[U] a ​system for writing ​messages on a ​specialmachine and ​sending them by ​phone to another ​machine of the same ​kind. This ​system has now been ​replaced by fax and ​email: The ​money was ​despatched by telex.
[C] a ​messagesent by telex
verb [I or T]
They telexed the ​officerequestinginformation.
(Definition of telex from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “telex”
in Chinese (Simplified) 电传, 电传打字机, 电传电报…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電傳, 電傳打字機, 電傳電報…
What is the pronunciation of telex?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More