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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.

Plural: game guards
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line fitting
Plural: garages
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: storage structure
Plural: gas flood fire extinguishing equipment
Broader Term: fire fighting fitting
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Gell perforator
Plural: Gell perforators
Definition: Keyboard perforator for producing Wheatstone morse-tape.
Plural: glass insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: insulator
Scope Notes:
Plural: glossaries
Use For: termlist  
Scope Notes: Includes telecommunications termlists, dictionaries and code lists. Stores lists and telephone ...
Plural: greetings telegrams
Broader Term: telegram
Scope Notes: Premium form of telegram in which artisticly produced designs are used to provides secial and ...
Plural: greetings telegram cards
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph stationery
Scope Notes: Later form of greetings telegram in which a normally produced teleprinter message was inserted into ...
Plural: gummed tape wetting rollers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: gummed tape wetting troughs
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: gutta percha insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: rubber insulator
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