Tele is a prefix that comes from the Greek root meaning "far off" or "at a distance." More plainly, tele describes anything that happens remotely (in another location). For example, a telephone is a device that allows remote communications with another person or machine.
Terms that use the tele prefix
- Telecom (Telecommunications)
- Telecommunications line
- Telecommunications Relay Service
- TAPI (Telephony Application Programming Interface)
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