tel. Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tel.noun [C]

abbreviation for telephone Note: Used esp. in writing.
(Definition of tel. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tel." in British English

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(also tel. no.)
written abbreviation fortelephonenumber
(Definition of tel. from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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(also Tel) uk   us   (also tel no)
COMMUNICATIONS written abbreviation for telephone or ​telephonenumber: tel 0207 555 6789
(Definition of tel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tel.”
in Spanish número de teléfono…
in Vietnamese điện thoại…
in Malaysian tel…
in Thai คำย่อของ telephone number…
in French numéro de téléphone…
in German Tel., die Telefonnummmer…
in Turkish tel. no.…
in Russian телефонный номер…
in Indonesian nomor telepon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电话号码…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電話號碼…
in Polish tel. (= = telefon)…
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