What does telephony mean?

Definitions for telephony
təˈlɛf ə nitele·pho·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telephone, telephonynoun

    transmitting speech at a distance


  1. telephonynoun

    The act of sound transmission via the electromagnetic spectrum.

  2. telephonynoun

    The study and application of telephone technology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telephonynoun

    the art or process of reproducing sounds at a distance, as with the telephone


  1. Telephony

    Telephony is the field of technology involving the development, application, and deployment of telecommunication services for the purpose of electronic transmission of voice, fax, or data, between distant parties. The history of telephony is intimately linked to the invention and development of the telephone. Telephony is commonly referred to as the construction or operation of telephones and telephonic systems and as a system of telecommunications in which telephonic equipment is employed in the transmission of speech or other sound between points, with or without the use of wires. The term is also used frequently to refer to computer hardware, software, and computer network systems, that perform functions traditionally performed by telephone equipment. In this context the technology is specifically referred to as Internet telephony, or voice over Internet Protocol.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of telephony in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of telephony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of telephony in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Stella Handler:

    Revenues from broadband Internet services exceeded telephony revenues for the first time in the first half of 2016, reflecting our transformation from a telephony-based company to an Internet-based company.

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