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Telephone exchange  n.  A central office in which the wires of telephones from local subscribers may be connected by switches to other local telephones or to long-distance lines, to permit transmission of conversation or data. Note: In the late 1990's the traditional copper wires connecting local telephones to the telephone exchange have begun to be replaced with optical fiber connections.

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"Telephone exchange" Quotes from Famous Books

... it when we did break it, I hardly recollect. All I remember distinctly is standing in a telephone call office in Eton town, and endeavouring to get through to Holt Manor. Not until it was nearly time for the London train from Windsor to start, did the telephone exchange inform me they had just ascertained that the line to Holt Manor was out of order, and that they ...
— The Four Faces - A Mystery • William le Queux

Words linked to "Telephone exchange" :   phone system, exchange, switchboard, central, centrex, plugboard, workplace, patchboard, work, telephone system

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