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Definition 1: electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where phone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I talked to him on the telephone

Synonyms for phone in the sense of this definition

(phone is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(... is a kind of phone ) a telephone set that sits on a desk or table

(... is a kind of phone ) a telephone with a dial for registering the number to be called

(... is a kind of phone ) an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line

(... is a kind of phone ) telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle

(... is a kind of phone ) a coin-operated telephone

(... is a kind of phone ) a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables

(... is a kind of phone ) a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time

(phone is a part of ...) earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

(phone is a part of ...) an acoustic device; the part of a telephone into which a person speaks

(... is part of phone) a communication system that transmits sound between distant points

Definition 2: electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where phone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was not the typing but the earphones that she disliked

Synonyms for phone in the sense of this definition

(phone is a kind of ...) a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa

(... is a kind of phone ) an earphone that is inserted into the ear canal

(... is a kind of phone ) earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds

Definition 3: (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for phone in the sense of this definition

(phone is a kind of ...) one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed

(... is a kind of phone ) (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language

(... is a kind of phone ) a speech sound made with the vocal tract open

(... is a kind of phone ) a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

(... is a kind of phone ) a speech sound that is not a vowel

(... is a kind of phone ) a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)

(... is a kind of phone ) a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords

(... is part of phone) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

(phone belongs to category ...) the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

Definition 4: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone - [verb of communication]

Samples where phone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Synonyms for phone in the sense of this definition

(phone is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(... is a kind of phone ) call up by using a cellular phone

"If the train is late, I will cell phone you"

(... is a kind of phone ) make a phone call

"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"

(phone implies ...) operate a dial to select a telephone number

"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

(phone has a similar meaning as ...) send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message

"Hawaii is calling!" "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

(phone belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

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