Definition of tele- in English:


combining form

  • 1To or at a distance: telekinesis
  • 1.1Used in names of instruments used when operating over long distances: telemeter
  • 2Relating to television: telecine
  • 3Done by means of the telephone: telemarketing


from Greek tēle- 'far off'. sense 2, sense 3 are abbreviations.

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