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 Telecommunications Object Thesaurus Terms

This A-Z list of telecommunications objects shows the preferred and non-preferred terms in the thesaurus.

cabinet door handle
Plural: cabinet door handles
Definition: Door handle for earlier single-door Telephone cabinets - available in two forms Handle, Iron, Left for doors hinged on the right, and Handle, Iron, Right for doors hinged on the left.
cabinet door label
Plural: cabinet door labels
Definition: Label for folding-door telephone cabinets emergency opening flap.
Plural: cable carrying vehicles
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: engineering stores truck
Plural: cable chambers
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Plural: cable chamber components
Broader Term: built work component
Plural: cable clip
Broader Term: cable fastening
Scope Notes: Clips, staples, etc. for attaching insulated cables to walls, equipment cases or similar ...
Plural: cable connections
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable drum trailers
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: trailer
Plural: cable duct brushes
Broader Term: brush
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable fastenings
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Narrower Terms: bare wire support  cable clip  
Scope Notes: Clips, staples, etc. for attaching cables, wires, etc. to walls, equipment cases or similar ...
Plural: cable insulation
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Plural: cable joints
Broader Term: permanent connection
Scope Notes: Connections intended to remain undisturbed for the life of the joint.
Plural: cable joint components
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Narrower Terms: jointing sleeve  
Scope Notes: Components forming part of a permanent cable joint.
Plural: cable lacing tool
Broader Term: wiring equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable laying ships
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: marine vessel
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable ploughs
Broader Term: cablelaying equipment
Plural: cable protection
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Narrower Terms: conduit  lead sleeve  trunking  
Plural: cable recovery vehicles
Top Term: transport
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable rings
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line fitting
Scope Notes: Ring for suspension of multi-core aerial cables along steel suspension wires - used for cables up ...
Plural: cable suspenders
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line fitting
Scope Notes: Hook for suspension of multi-core aerial cables along steel suspension wires. Used for cables up to ...
Plural: cable test vans
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: mobile testing vehicle
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable-code inkers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph receiver
Scope Notes: Device for recording submarine cable-code message onto paper tape - by means of a continuous ...
Plural: cablelaying equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cable-turning sections
Broader Term: switchboard component
Plural: cabling tractors
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor transport
Scope Notes: Battery powered four wheeled tractor used in the London cable tunnels.
Plural: call connect systems
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: call indicators
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Signalling devices for notification of incoming calls and other alerts.
Plural: call indicator components
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: terminal apparatus
Narrower Terms: acoustic call indicator component  
Scope Notes: Components of signalling devices for notification of incoming calls and other alerts.
Plural: call meters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Customer-end device for indicating and maintaining a record of telephone call units consumed.
Plural: call office instructions
Broader Term: instructional notice
Scope Notes: Notice displayed in a call office (kiosk, cabinet, etc.) giving instructions for making a call, ...
Plural: call office signs
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: directional sign
Scope Notes: A sign directing the public to a call office.
Initial Reference: PO Drawing Drg.7548
Plural: call office sign brackets
Top Term: street furniture
Scope Notes: Galvanised iron wall bracket for call office sign, No. 1 and call office sign, No. 5.
Plural: callmakers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
candlestick telephone
Plural: candlestick telephones
Definition: A table telephone in which the transmitter is mounted on a pedestal, from which hangs a separate receiver that is placed to the ear when in use.
Plural: capacitors
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Narrower Terms: fixed capacitor  variable capacitor  
Scope Notes:
Plural: car phones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile telephone
Scope Notes: An early vehicle-installed mobile telephone linked to the network by non-cellar radio.
card telephone
Plural: card telephones
Use: payphone
Definition: Scope note required.
carpenter relay
Plural: carpenter relays
Plural: carriers
Broader Term: pneumatic tube component
Scope Notes: Hollow message carrier for pneumatic tubes.
Initial Reference: EI MISC, Pneumatic, B1002 (for ...
Plural: carrier baskets
Broader Term: pneumatic tube component
Scope Notes: Pneumatic tube carrier catching basket - various sizes for different applications.
Initial ...
Plural: carrier cages
Broader Term: pneumatic tube component
Scope Notes:
Initial Reference: EI MISC, Pneumatic, C1004
Official Title: Cages, Carrier
Plural: carrier cage felt disks
Broader Term: pneumatic tube component
Scope Notes: 6 inch diameter felt disk, for pneumatic carrier cages.
Official Title: Disks, Felt, for Cages, ...
Plural: cash boxes
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Outer shell of coin-collecting box.
Plural: cash compartments
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Used in STD coin telephones from 1970/1
Initial Reference: TI C Marketing - Installation, 3 ...
Plural: cash containers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes:
Initial Reference: TI C Marketing - Installation, 3 Internal, G7500
Plural: cash container carriers
Broader Term: kiosk tool
Scope Notes: Carrier for 2 x cash containers, used to facilitate collections from groups of call offices.
Plural: cash container extractors
Broader Term: kiosk tool
Plural: catchpans
Plural: celebratory or souvenir items
Broader Term: promotional material
Scope Notes:
Plural: cells
Narrower Terms: primary cell  secondary cell  
cell site
Plural: cell sites
Definition: A site from which signals are both transmitted and received. Includes cell sites.
cellphone
Plural: cellphones
Definition: A long-range, electronic device used for mobile voice or data communication over a network of specialized base stations known as cell sites which are in turn interconnected to the public switched telephone network.
cellphone tower
Plural: cellphone towers
Definition: A self-supporting structure designed to support cellphone antennas.
Plural: cellular base station equipments
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cellular telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile telephone
Use For: cellphone  
Plural: cellular telephone system
Broader Term: telephone system
Scope Notes:
Plural: central battery exchange equipment
Plural: central battery signalling exchange equipment
Plural: central communication system structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
Scope Notes:
Plural: centre-twist jointing tools
Broader Term: overhead line tool
Scope Notes: Hand tool used to provide twisting force required for finishing open wire sleeve joints. Supplied ...
Plural: ceramic insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: insulator
Scope Notes:
Plural: Chappe telegraphs
Broader Term: semaphore arm telegraph
Scope Notes:
Cheetah teleprinter
Plural: Cheetah teleprinters
Definition: Electronic teleprinter with screen display for message preparation.
Plural: chemical telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Scope Notes:
Plural: chemical telegraph tape wetting troughs
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Plural: chisel pointed steel wedges
Broader Term: steel wedge
Plural: classified telephone directories
Broader Term: telephone directory
Use For: Yellow Pages  
Scope Notes: A directory of business telephone subscribers arranged in classified order by type of ...
Plural: cleaning devices
Broader Term: cleaning equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cleaning equipment
Narrower Terms: brush  cleaning device  dust blower  
Scope Notes:
Plural: clocks
Broader Term: furniture
Plural: clocking in clocks
Scope Notes:
Plural: CO2 dessicators
Broader Term: dessicating equipment
Scope Notes: Dessicator set based around pressurised cylinders of carbon dioxide, for cable pressurisation.
Plural: coaxial cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: coherers
Broader Term: wireless telegraphy
Scope Notes:
coin telephone
Plural: coin telephones
Use: payphone
Definition: Scope note required.
Plural: coinboxes
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coin-collecting box
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox chutes
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox fronts
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Front for coin-collecting box.
Official Title: Boxes, Coin-collecting, Parts
Plural: coinbox holders
Broader Term: coinbox tool
Scope Notes: Carrying handle for Box, Coin-collecting, No. 725E.
Plural: coinbox keys
Broader Term: coinbox tool
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox locks
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox mechanisms
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox outer shells
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes:
Plural: coinbox tokens
Broader Term: coinbox tool
Plural: coinbox tools
Broader Term: payphone tool
Scope Notes:
Plural: coinbox transmitters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Plural: coinbox tray
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: coinbox trolleys
Broader Term: coinbox tool
Scope Notes: Trolley for coin-collecting box.
Plural: coin-collecting boxes
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: payphone component
Narrower Terms: coinbox  
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: commemorative publications
Scope Notes:
Plural: commercial and management structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
Narrower Terms: office block  retail building  
Scope Notes:
Plural: common components
Top Term: common component
Scope Notes: Components found throughout the network in various pieces of equipment.
Plural: common switching equipment
Broader Term: switching equipment
Scope Notes: Switching systems and devices common to both manual and automatic exchanges.
communications tower
Plural: communications towers
Definition: A self-supporting structure designed to support telecommunications antennae.
Plural: composition insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: insulator
Narrower Terms: insulite insulator  
Scope Notes:
Plural: compressor vehicles
Top Term: transport
Scope Notes:
Plural: computer software
Scope Notes:
Plural: computing material
Scope Notes:
Plural: conduits
Broader Term: cable protection
Scope Notes:
Rigid or flexible tube, usually of metal or plastic, used to carry cables.
Plural: conferencing systems
Broader Term: transmission system
Scope Notes:
Plural: consultancy services material
Scope Notes: Material relating to consultancy services provided by telecommunications companies.
Plural: consumable item
Top Term: consumable item
Scope Notes:
Materials consumed during telecommunications operations.
Cordeaux pattern insulator
Plural: Cordeaux pattern insulators
Use: insulator
Plural: cordless telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Plural: corporate wear
Broader Term: workwear
Plural: counter emf cells
Broader Term: secondary cell
Plural: country satellite components
Scope Notes:
Plural: country satellite equipment
Broader Term: switching equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: country satellite exchange units
Broader Term: sleeve control equipment
Scope Notes: 10-line exchange-end line unit for country satellite systems on Sleeve-control exchanges.
Plural: country satellite remote units
Scope Notes: Relay based line concentrator, general affixed to a convenient local pole.
Plural: covered wires
Broader Term: wire
Plural: Creed telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Scope Notes:
Plural: creosoted plugs
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole fitting
Scope Notes: Short preservative-treated wood plug (about 25 mm diameter and 5 cm long) - used to fill holes made ...
Plural: creosoted strips
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole fitting
Plural: crimp-on terminals
Broader Term: terminal
Scope Notes:
Plural: crossbar switches
Broader Term: switching component
Scope Notes:
Plural: crossbar switching equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: cross-connexion assemblies
Broader Term: terminal block
Scope Notes: Strip connecting terminal block for use in cross-connexion cabinets and cross-connection pillars ...
Plural: cross-connexion cabinets
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: cross-connexion point
Plural: cross-connexion pillars
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: cross-connexion point
Use For: distribution pillar  
Plural: cross-connexion points
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street furniture
CT2 telephone
Plural: CT2 telephones
Definition: An early mobile telephone linked to the network by radio at local 'hot spots'. Many of the Rabbit CT2 telephones were sold with a home base station so they could also function as a home CT2 cordless telephone system.
Plural: customer call timers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone accessory
Scope Notes:
Plural: customer contract
Broader Term: customer record
Scope Notes:
Plural: customer focused publications
Scope Notes:
Plural: customer records
Narrower Terms: customer contract  
Scope Notes:
Plural: customer relations material
Broader Term: promotional material
Scope Notes:
Plural: customer-operated telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Scope Notes:
cycle
Plural: cycles
Use: bicycle


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