Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun telephone

2 senses of telephone

Sense 1
telephone, phone, telephone set -- (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")
       => electronic equipment -- (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Sense 2
telephone, telephony -- (transmitting speech at a distance)
       => telecommunication, telecom -- ((often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb telephone

1 sense of telephone

Sense 1
call, telephone, call up, phone, ring -- (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")
       => telecommunicate -- (communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail)

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