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 Telecommunications Object Thesaurus Term

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acoustic coupler


Plural:
acoustic couplers

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Related term(s):
modem  


Scope notes:
An interface device for coupling electrical signals (e.g. from a computer system) by acoustical means into and out of a telephone instrument.



 
 



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