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Definition of Telephone


  1. An instrument for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance.
  2. To convey or announce by telephone.

Telephone Quotations

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.
Ogden Nash

No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Alan Turing

Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don't get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.
Nolan Bushnell

The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone.
Steve Jobs

The major advances in speed of communication and ability to interact took place more than a century ago. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph was far more radical than that from telephone to email!
Noam Chomsky
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Telephone Translations

telephone in Afrikaans is skakel, telefoon
telephone in Danish is telefon
telephone in Dutch is opbellen, telefoneren
telephone in Finnish is puhelin
telephone in German is telefonieren, Telefon, Telephon, Telefon
telephone in Hungarian is telefon
telephone in Italian is telefono
telephone in Norwegian is telefon
telephone in Portuguese is telefone
telephone in Swedish is telefonera, telefon
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