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English definition of “telephone”


/ˈtelɪfəʊn/ (also phone)
COMMUNICATION [U] A2 a communication system that is used to talk to someone who is in another place: a telephone call I'm sorry, he's on the telephone (= using the telephone) at the moment.Communicating by telephone
EQUIPMENT [C] A2 a piece of equipment that is used to talk to someone who is in another place: The telephone rang and she hurried to pick it up. Could you answer the telephone?Communicating by telephone
(Definition of telephone noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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