Definition of telephone exchange in English:

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telephone exchange

Pronunciation: /ˈteləˌfōn əksˌCHānj/


A set of equipment that connects telephone lines during a call.
Example sentences
  • You might have to use the latter if you live in a rural area and are connected to an analog telephone exchange.
  • To be able to access ADSL, you must usually live within between 2.5 and 4 kilometres of a telephone exchange and your phone line must be tested for broadband compatibility.
  • I don't believe their reasoning is very relevant, particularly for those able to still connect to copper broadband at their local telephone exchange.

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Syllabification: tel·e·phone ex·change

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