tele-, tel-, telo-, -telic, -telical
(Greek: far away, far off, at a distance)
Don't confuse this tele- with the teleo- unit that means "end, last".
2. The science and technology of communication at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses, as by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television.
"Telecommunications is an important area of professional growth in modern technology."3. The electronic systems used in transmitting messages; such as, by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television.
"Telecommunications were disrupted by the severe winter wind and ice storms."4. Any process that allows a person to communicate over distances by means of an electromagnetic system, with information in the form of sound, text, images, and so on; with a telephone system: "The telecommunications that are currently available to various business complexes enhance their ability to expand and be competitive."
Tamika was one of several local home viewers receiving credits at her community college by completing one telecourse after another one.
2. In computer technology, a specialized voice recognition system designed to produce text from human speech:The teledactyl can be used in connection with telephone lines, allowing voice-operated directory assistance, voice-operated remote control, and dictation over the internet.
2. Etymology: from Greek tele- "far away, at a distance" + -genic, "producing, forming."