Wordlist: Telephone and fax - List 1

 

1. Wordlist

    • telecommunications[ˈtɛlɛkʌˌmjunɪˈkeɪʃən](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • the science and technology of communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals
    • Example:
      • A revolution in wireless telecommunications began in the first decade of the 21st century.
    • communication[kʌˌmjunɪˈkeɪʃən](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the concept or state of exchanging information between entities; an instance of information transfer; a conversation or discourse
    • Example:
      • The professors' communication consisted of lively discussions via email.
    • communicate[kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to exchange information or knowledge of; to express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means
    • Example:
      • Many deaf people communicate using sign language.
    • means of communication(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • that by which something is communicated; a tool, device, or strategy to achieve the exchange of information
    • Example:
      • Writing a letter is a means of communication.
  • phone
    • phone, phones[ˈfəʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device for transmitting sound in real time across distances
    • Example:
      • The two friends talk on the phone once a week.
      • Synonym(s):
        telephone
  • phone
    • phone[ˈfəʊn](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to call (someone) on the telephone
    • Example:
      • I need to phone the doctorˈs office to make an appointment.
      • Synonym(s):
        call, ring
  • phone book
    • phone book, phone books(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a book used to find phone numbers; a telephone directory in book form
    • Example:
      • Why donˈt you look up their number in the phone book?
  • phone box
    • phone box, phone boxes(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small enclosure housing a public telephone
    • Example:
      • Whereˈs the next phone box?
      • Synonym(s):
        phone booth, telephone box
  • telephone number
    • telephone number, telephone numbers(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the sequence of digits used to identify a particular destination telephone in a network
    • Example:
      • Whatˈs your telephone number?
      • Synonym(s):
        number, phone number
  • payphone
    • payphone, payphones[ˈpeɪfəʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public telephone that requires pre-payment to operate, generally via the insertion of coins or a credit card
    • Example:
      • I only had ten cents in my pocket, so I couldn't use the payphone to call a cab.
  • cardphone
    • cardphone, cardphones[ˈkɑː(ɹ)dfəʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a public telephone that accepts prepaid cards rather than coins
    • Example:
      • Cardphones are not that common anymore.
  • phonecard
    • phonecard, phonecards[ˈfəʊnkɑː(ɹ)d](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a chargecard used to pay for telephone calls
    • Example:
      • I didnˈt have a phonecard so I couldnˈt use the cardphone.
  • mobile phone
    • mobile phone, mobile phones(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a portable telephone that connects with the telephone network over radio wave transmission
    • Example:
      • Please always carry your mobile phone with you.
      • Synonym(s):
        mobile, cell phone (AE)
  • dial
    • dial[ˈdaɪəl](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone
    • Example:
      • Dial 4-2-3-5-6-7 to buy our special offer.
    • hold[həʊld](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to cause to wait or delay
    • Example:
      • Hold the elevator, please.
    • put somebody on hold(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Sorry, I got another call, thatˈs why I put you on hold.
  • available
    • available[əˈveɪləb(ə)l](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose
    • Example:
      • The person you are calling is not available.
      • Antonym(s):
        unavailable
  • SMS
    • SMS, SMSes(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a text message sent on a cell phone
    • Example:
      • Just send an SMS to tell me where you are.
      • Synonym(s):
        text message
  • text
    • text[tɛkst](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones
    • Example:
      • Just text me when you get there.
  • answerphone
    • answerphone, answerphones[ˈɑːn.sə(ɹ)fəʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers' messages for later retrieval
    • Example:
      • I keep trying to call her, but all I get is the answerphone.
      • Synonym(s):
        answering machine
  • fax machine
    • fax machine, fax machines(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device which scans, transmits, receives and prints documents (faxes) transmitted by telephone
    • Example:
      • Do you have a fax machine that I can send the document to?
  • fax
    • fax, faxes[fæks](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a document received and printed by a fax machine
    • Example:
      • Hey, you received a fax!
  • line
    • line, lines[laɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points; a telephone or network connection
    • Example:
      • I tried to make a call, but the line was dead.
 

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        available
        such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose
        put somebody on hold
        phone book
        a book used to find phone numbers; a telephone directory in book form
        telecommunications
        the science and technology of communication at a distance, especially the electronic transmission of signals
        means of communication
        that by which something is communicated; a tool, device, or strategy to achieve the exchange of information
        line
        the wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points; a telephone or network connection
        answerphone
        a telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers' messages for later retrieval
        text
        to send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones
        payphone
        a public telephone that requires pre-payment to operate, generally via the insertion of coins or a credit card
        cardphone
        a public telephone that accepts prepaid cards rather than coins
        phone
        a device for transmitting sound in real time across distances
        phone
        to call (someone) on the telephone
        telephone number
        the sequence of digits used to identify a particular destination telephone in a network
        communicate
        to exchange information or knowledge of; to express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means
        hold
        to cause to wait or delay
         
         
         

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        line
        the wire connecting one telegraphic station with another, a telephone or internet cable between two points; a telephone or network connection
        fax machine
        a device which scans, transmits, receives and prints documents (faxes) transmitted by telephone
        answerphone
        a telephone containing a built-in device for recording incoming callers' messages for later retrieval
        mobile phone
        a portable telephone that connects with the telephone network over radio wave transmission
        phone
        a device for transmitting sound in real time across distances
        phone book
        a book used to find phone numbers; a telephone directory in book form
        available
        such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose
        cardphone
        a public telephone that accepts prepaid cards rather than coins
        phone box
        a small enclosure housing a public telephone
        SMS
        a text message sent on a cell phone
        fax
        a document received and printed by a fax machine
         
         
         
         
         

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