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telephone

noun
 
 
/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
Translations of “telephone”
in Arabic هاتِف…
in Korean 전화…
in Malaysian telefon…
in French (de) téléphone…
in Turkish telefon…
in Italian telefono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話…
in Russian телефон…
in Polish telefon…
in Vietnamese điện thoại…
in Spanish teléfono…
in Portuguese telefone…
in Thai โทรศัพท์…
in German das Telefon, Telefon……
in Catalan telèfon…
in Japanese 電話…
in Indonesian telepon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话…
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