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 Dictionary entry overview: What does telecom mean? 

TELECOM (noun)
  The noun TELECOM has 1 sense:

1. (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

  Familiarity information: TELECOM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TELECOM (noun)

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(often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


telecom; telecommunication

Hypernyms ("telecom" is a kind of...):

medium (a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information)

Domain member category:

sampling (measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form))

duplex (allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously)

call (send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message)

Nyquist frequency ((telecommunication) twice the maximum frequency occurring in the transmitted signal)

sampling frequency ((telecommunication) the frequency of sampling a continuously varying signal)

Nyquist rate ((telecommunicaton) the lowest sampling rate that will permit accurate reconstruction of a sampled analog signal)

sampling rate ((telecommunication) the frequency of sampling per unit time)

sunrise industry (a new industry that is expanding rapidly (especially telecommunications or electronics))

telecommunication ((often plural) the branch of electrical engineering concerned with the technology of electronic communication at a distance)

loop gain ((telecommunication) the gain of a feedback amplifier or system as a function of how much output is fed back to the input)

electronic converter ((telecommunication) converter for converting a signal from one frequency to another)

simplex (allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "telecom"):

telephone; telephony (transmitting speech at a distance)

telegraphy (communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire)

wireless (transmission by radio waves)

broadcasting (taking part in a radio or tv program)

multiplex (communicates two or more signals over a common channel)

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