Definition of teleprinter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈteləˌprin(t)ər/


A device for transmitting telegraph messages as they are keyed, and for printing messages received.
Example sentences
  • Other developments included automatic teleprinters which could transmit messages at a rate of 100 words a minute, and facsimile facilities which could transmit war photographers' prints halfway round the world in seven minutes.
  • Enigma was going well by this stage, but intelligence realised there must be another system when a stray teleprinter message was picked up by a listening post in Kent.
  • The invention of the teletypewriter and its development of the teleprinter, linked to the telegraph system, added a further dimension to communications.

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Syllabification: tel·e·print·er

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