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Meaning of telephone

tel•e•phone

Pronunciation: (tel'u-fōn"), [key]
— n., v., -phoned, -phon•ing.
—n.
  1. an apparatus, system, or process for transmission of sound or speech to a distant point, esp. by an electric device.
—v.t.
  1. to speak to or summon (a person) by telephone.
  2. to send (a message) by telephone.
—v.i.
  1. to send a message by telephone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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