Definition of Telephone exchange

1. Noun. A workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.

Exact synonyms: Central, Exchange
Specialized synonyms: Centrex, Patchboard, Plugboard, Switchboard
Group relationships: Phone System, Telephone System
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace
Derivative terms: Central



Definition of Telephone exchange

1. Noun. any equipment that establishes connections between telephones ¹

2. Noun. the building housing such equipment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Telephone Exchange

telephone booth
telephone booths
telephone box
telephone call
telephone calls
telephone card
telephone cards
telephone circuit
telephone company
telephone conference
telephone conversation
telephone cord
telephone dial
telephone directories
telephone directory
telephone exchange (current term)
telephone extension
telephone interview
telephone jack
telephone jacks
telephone kiosk
telephone line
telephone lines
telephone message
telephone number
telephone numbers
telephone operator
telephone operators
telephone order
telephone plug

Literary usage of Telephone exchange

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"Thereafter there was such improvement in telephone Instruments and appliances that it became desirable to reconstruct the telephone exchange in the city, ..."

2. American Telephone Practice by Kempster Blanchard Miller (1905)
"THE telephone exchange IN GENERAL. THE object of a telephone exchange is to afford means for telephonic intercommunication to a community. ..."

3. Bell's Electric Speaking Telephone: Its Invention, Construction, Application by George Bartlett Prescott (1884)
"THE telephone exchange. A marked impetus was given to the already widely extended and continually increasing application of the telephone to business and ..."

4. Bell's Electric Speaking Telephone: Its Invention, Construction, Application by George Bartlett Prescott (1884)
"THE telephone exchange. A marked impetus was given to the already widely extended and continually increasing application of the telephone to business and ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debates by Great Britain Parliament (1906)
"Vacancies for telephone exchange Managers. MB. WILES (Islington, S.) : To ask the Postmaster-General when the vacancies for telephone exchange managers ..."

6. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"Magneto-telephone exchange. —The function of a telephone exchange, or the "central," as it is commonly called, is to suitably connect the subscribers, ..."

7. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"The function of a telephone exchange, or the "central," as it is commonly called, is to suitably connect the subscribers, whose lines terminate on the ..."

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