One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1To or at a distance.‘telekinesis’
- 1.1 Used in names of instruments for operating over long distances.‘telemeter’
- 1.1 Used in names of instruments for operating over long distances.
2Relating to television.‘telecine’
3Done by means of the telephone.‘telemarketing’
From Greek tēle- ‘far off’. tele- (sense 2, are abbreviations.
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