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Meaning of teletypewriter

tel•e•type•writ•er

Pronunciation: (tel"i-tīp'rī"tur, tel'i-tīp"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a telegraphic apparatus by which signals are sent by striking the letters and symbols of the keyboard of an instrument resembling a typewriter and are received by a similar instrument that automatically prints them in type corresponding to the keys struck. Abbr.: TTY
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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