Telephone exchange

Telephone exchange
Telephone exchange Tel`e*phone ex*change" A central office in which the wires of telephones from local subscribers may be connected by switches to other local telephones or to long-distance lines, to permit transmission of conversation or data.

Note: In the late 1990's the traditional copper wires connecting local telephones to the telephone exchange have begun to be replaced with optical fiber connections. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • telephone exchange — telephone ex.change n an office where telephone calls are connected …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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