telephone exchange

telephone exchange
noun
a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
Syn: ↑central, ↑exchange
Derivationally related forms: ↑central (for: ↑central)
Hypernyms: ↑workplace, ↑work
Hyponyms: ↑centrex, ↑switchboard, ↑patchboard, ↑plugboard
Part Holonyms: ↑telephone system, ↑phone system

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ˈtelephone exchange [telephone exchange] (also exchange) noun
a place where telephone calls are connected so that people can speak to each other
See also:exchange

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