- intercom ► NOUN ▪ an electrical device allowing one-way or two-way communication.ORIGIN abbreviation of intercommunication.
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intercom — INTERCÓM s.n. (tehn.) Interfon. – Din engl. intercom. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 INTERCÓM s.n. Sistem de comunicaţii interior (între pilot şi echipajul unui avion sau în interiorul unei fabrici). [cf. germ.… … Dicționar Român
intercom — 1940, colloquial shortening of intercommunication (mid 15c., discussion, conference; see INTER (Cf. inter ) + COMMUNICATION (Cf. communication)), which is attested from 1911 in reference to systems of linked telephones … Etymology dictionary
intercom — [in′tər käm΄] n. a radio or telephone intercommunication system, as between rooms of a building … English World dictionary
Intercom — Call button redirects here. For call buttons provided to patients in a health care setting, see Nurse call button. Intercom system in the Pittock Mansion An intercom (intercommunication device), talkback or doorphone is a stand alone voice… … Wikipedia
intercom — noun INTERCOM + VERB ▪ buzz, crackle ▪ sound INTERCOM + NOUN ▪ system ▪ button PREPOSITION … Collocations dictionary
intercom — UK [ˈɪntə(r)ˌkɒm] / US [ˈɪntərˌkɑm] noun [countable] Word forms intercom : singular intercom plural intercoms a system or a piece of electrical equipment that allows people in different parts of a building, aircraft, or ship to speak to each… … English dictionary
Intercom — Türsprechstelle einer Sprechanlage mit Auswahl des Gesprächspartners Eine Sprechanlage, auch Intercom (von lat. Inter zwischen und lat. communicare kommunizieren) genannt, ist ein Kommunikationsmittel zur Übermittlung von Sprache mittels… … Deutsch Wikipedia
intercom — in|ter|com [ ıntər,kam ] noun count a piece of electrical equipment or a system that allows people in different parts of a building, aircraft, or ship to speak to each other: over the intercom: The captain had explained the situation over the… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
intercom — in|ter|com [ˈıntəkɔm US ˈıntərka:m] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: intercommunication (system)] a communication system by which people in different parts of a building, aircraft etc can speak to each other ▪ The pilot s voice came over the intercom … Dictionary of contemporary English
intercom — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)kɒm[/t]] intercoms N COUNT An intercom is a small box with a microphone which is connected to a loudspeaker in another room. You use it to talk to the people in the other room … English dictionary