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Telephone system   /tˈɛləfˌoʊn sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Telephone system

A communication system that transmits sound between distant points.  Synonym: phone system.

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"Telephone system" Quotes from Famous Books

... which telephone wires lead in a general telephone system. In the office by a multiple switch board, or other means, the different telephones are interconnected by the office attendants, so that any customers who desire it may be put into communication with each other. The ...
— The Standard Electrical Dictionary - A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice - of Electrical Engineering • T. O'Conor Slone

... we put to the best use was the dinner bell. This was turned to great account. In front of the estaminet was our "listening post," where we kept watch and guard at night. Well, by aid of the dinner bell we installed our own brand of telephone system. This was to connect the bell by string to the wrists of those out on the watch. Whenever they saw anyone approaching or any other indication of possible danger they gently pulled the string, the bell tinkled, it ...
— A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire • Harold Harvey

... have shattered the Trunk Telephone system of Great Britain, for after that there was silence cold and merciless. Well, perhaps it was just as well, for if we had been allowed to converse further I might have told him that another female woman, Doria Jornicroft, was staying at Northlands, and he might not have come. Jaffery was always ...
— Jaffery • William J. Locke

... sort of telephone system was in use on Cape Cod, heard his prospective pilot ring the instrument for a full two seconds, repeating the ring four times altogether. This he followed with two sharp tinkles. Then came a series of shouted "Hellos!" and, at last, ...
— Cap'n Warren's Wards • Joseph C. Lincoln

Words linked to "Telephone system" :   phone system, central, telephone set, transmission line, phone, plugboard, patchboard, line, exchange, cable, telephone exchange, switchboard, communication system, MEDLINE, telephone

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