Definition of teleconference in US English:



  • A conference with participants in different locations linked by telecommunications devices.

    • ‘Make sure regular teleconferences or videoconferences happen at a regular time and day.’
    • ‘Teleconferences and satellite teleconferences are effective methods of teaching bioterrorism preparedness to large numbers of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.’
    • ‘At the core of the program is the use of technology such as fax, e-mail and teleconferences to minimize expenses.’
    • ‘Many activities drew out of these conferences, including two international satellite teleconferences held during the UN World Conferences of Women.’
    • ‘Visits to a Web site, of course, are not the same as a person-to-person meeting, but as are teleconferences, the activity is a virtual stand-in for direct interpersonal communication.’
    • ‘Every week, the four markets' team leaders conduct a teleconference with their executive teams to assess whether new developments justify midcourse modifications.’
    • ‘One thing that bothers me is why he is being taken seriously enough to warrant, for example, a teleconference with Microsoft engineers.’
    • ‘Many organizations are willing to pay a premium to guarantee adequate bandwidth at a specified time (for a teleconference or a distance-education course, for example).’
    • ‘The company has since established a teleconference link with Germany for teleconference meetings.’
    • ‘Now most work is accomplished via Internet meetings, video teleconferences, e-mail, and other electronic media.’
    • ‘Customers can increase or decrease bandwidth more quickly and request additional bandwidth for specific situations such as teleconferences.’
    • ‘We make discreet enquiries, and sources respond that there was indeed massive demand for the teleconference.’
    • ‘The teleconference is sponsored by The National Children's Cancer Society (N.C.C.S.) and is free for parents of childhood cancer survivors and educators.’
    • ‘As equipment and high-bandwidth cabling become more commonplace, it's possible that sophisticated, multimedia teleconferences can be held from your own computer or even in a mobile setting.’
    • ‘If the other parent fears no bias against his caregiving, he might bring the child to the meeting or set up a teleconference from home.’
    • ‘Uses include watching movies via digital multimedia broadcasting at an airport, viewing a game stored in mobile handset's memory, or conducting a video teleconference in poor lighting or at a less than optimal viewing angle.’
    • ‘I can remember struggling to match 10 different plugs to 10 different sockets and configure a PC in a desperate attempt to have a teleconference.’
    • ‘That's why 90 per cent of the teleconference was taken up with legal issues.’
    • ‘Developers are spread out over various geographical locations and weekly teleconferences are set up to discuss ongoing development issues.’
    • ‘Additionally, teleconferences are critical for negotiation and discussion.’