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  Definition of telephone
  1. electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"
  2. transmitting speech at a distance
  3. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Similar Words: phone, telephone set, telephony, call, call up, ring

 

Hyponyms: desk phone, dial telephone, dial phone, extension, telephone extension, extension phone, handset, French telephone, pay-phone, pay-station, radiotelephone, radiophone, wireless telephone, speakerphone, call, phone call, telephone call, call forwarding, call waiting, cell phone, call in

 

Grouped Verbs: call

 

Entailments: dial

 

Part Meronyms: telephone system, phone system

 

Derivational Morphology: call, call up, phone, ring, ringing, tintinnabulation, telephone set, caller, caller-up, phoner, telephoner, telephony, phone call, telephone call

 

Language Translations:
Basque: telefono   Bosnian: telefon  
Bulgarian: телефон   Catalan: telèfon and telefonar  
Chinese: 打電話   Croatian: telefon  
Danish: telefon   Dutch: telefoneren and telefoon  
Esperanto: telefono   Estonian: telefon  
Finnish: puhelin and soittaa   French: téléphone and téléphoner  
Frisian: tillefoan   German: Telefon and telephonieren  
Greek: τηλέφωνο   Hebrew: טלפון  
Hindi: दूरभाष   Hungarian: telefon  
Icelandic: hringja and sími   Indonesian: telepon  
Irish: teileafón   Italian: telefonare and telefono  
Japanese: 電話   Korean: 전화  
Latin: telephonum   Malay: telefon  
Maltese: telefon   Norwegian: telefon  
Polish: telefon   Portuguese: telefone  
Romanian: telefon   Russian: телефон and телефонировать  
Slovak: telefón and telefonovať   Spanish: teléfono and telefonar  
Swedish: ringa and telefon   Tagalog: telepono  
Telugu: దూరవాణి   Turkish: telefon  
Vietnamese: điện thoại   Welsh: teliffon  
 
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