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Definition of telecommunications noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

telecommunications

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌtelikəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtelikəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃnz//
 
(informal telecoms
BrE BrE//ˈtelikɒmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtelikɑːmz//
 
)
[plural]
 
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the technology of sending signals, images and messages over long distances by radio, telephone, television, satellite, etc. technological developments in telecommunications the telecommunications industry Word Origin1930s: from French télécommunication, from télé- ‘at a distance’ + communication ‘communication’.Extra examples Japan’s telecommunications giant, NTT a public telecommunications system modernizing their postal and telecommunications networks
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: telecommunications

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