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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: magneto bells
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: bell
Plural: magneto exchange equipment
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magneto telephone
Plural: magneto telephones
Definition: Common early form of telephone (but used in reducing numbers though most of the 20th Century) characterised by the inclusion of a hand-wound generator for calling purposes. Speech current was provided by a battery positioned nearby.
Plural: main distribution frames
Broader Term: distribution frame
Plural: maintenance depots
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: built complex
Plural: maintenance structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
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Plural: male connectors
Broader Term: temporary connector
Plural: mandrels
Broader Term: pneumatic tube tool
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Plural: mandrel draw tongs
Broader Term: pneumatic tube tool
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Plural: manholes
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
Plural: manhole caution plates
Broader Term: warning notice
Scope Notes: Cautionary notice plate, for use in multi-level manholes, e.g. Plates, Caution, No.19 (CAUTION - ...
Plural: manhole covers
Plural: manhole cover frames
Plural: manhole cover keys
Scope Notes: Heavy duty key-ended handle, for lifting of manhole covers
Plural: manhole cover lifters
Scope Notes: Device for lifting and moving manhole covers.
Plural: manhole ladders
Broader Term: ladder
Scope Notes: Hook-ended steel ladder, for use in manholes with a centre entrance. (Ref: EI Lines U/G C3201)
manual calling telephone
Plural: manual calling telephones
Definition: Common early form of telephone characterised by the lack of any automatic dialling facility. Signalling was typically by manual switching or a hand-wound generator.
Plural: manual exchange telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Plural: manufacturing structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
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Plural: marine vessels
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: transport
Narrower Terms: cable laying ship  
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Plural: marketing publications
Broader Term: promotional material
Scope Notes: Includes books, pamphlets and brochures.
Plural: marking posts
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street furniture
Plural: marking post components
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street furniture
Narrower Terms: marking post figure  
Plural: marking post figures
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: marking post component
Plural: mast lights
Broader Term: radio mast component
Use For: Aircraft warning light  
master socket
Plural: master sockets
Definition: BT-type line socket with components required for full termination of an incoming exchange line. (See also secondary socket.)
Plural: measuring chains
Broader Term: measuring instrument
Scope Notes: 30 m (100 foot) chain of 100 x 30 cm (1 foot) links, for general surveying and distance ...
Plural: measuring instruments
Narrower Terms: measuring chain  
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mechanical telegraph
Plural: mechanical telegraphs
mechanical telegraph terminal apparatus
Plural: mechanical telegraph terminal apparatus
medium pole
Plural: medium poles
Use: wood pole
Definition: Wooden pole. Marked with two crowns on the butt. Scarfed, bored for arm bolts and provided with roof slopes. Normally supplied in lengths from 24 to 50 feet. Uncut version supplied in 30 to 34 foot lengths for use in residential areas with ring-type pole heads.
Mercury Callpoint telephone
Plural: Mercury Callpoint telephones
Definition: An early mobile telephone linked to the network by radio at local 'hot spots'.
Plural: mercury relays
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: relay
Scope Notes: A telephone used in a telecommunications related building to summon help in case of a fire.
Plural: message holders
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Holder for messages being read by a transmitting telegraph operator.
Plural: message pagers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: radiopager
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Plural: message-tape cutters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Simple spring-metal thumb tool, for accurate splitting of telegram tape strips.
Metaphone
Plural: Metaphones
Definition: A Telephone instrument introduced by The National Telephone Company Ltd to add voice communication to existing electric bell wiring in houses. Source: The National Telephone Company Ltd. Metaphone Catalogue, fourth edition. BT Archives finding number TPF/5/3/3
Plural: meter photography material
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Plural: Meter shunts
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Plural: metering and charging equipment
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Plural: metering and charging material
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Plural: microwave components
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Narrower Terms: waveguide  
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microwave tower
Plural: microwave towers
Definition: A self-supporting structure designed to support telecommunications antennae.
Plural: millimetric waveguides
Broader Term: cable
Plural: mobile call office trailers
Top Term: transport
Plural: mobile call office vehicles
Top Term: transport
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Plural: mobile coastal radio stations
Top Term: transport
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mobile phone
Plural: mobile phones
Definition: Class of telephones in which the entire telephone is linked to the network by radio. Includes both cellular and early non-cellar vehicle-installed models.
Plural: mobile phone accessories
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone accessory
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Plural: mobile phone antennas
Broader Term: antenna
Scope Notes: A cellphone antenna. May be mounted directly onto a building or supported by a purpose built ...
Plural: mobile phone batteries
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile phone accessory
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Plural: mobile phone chargers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile phone accessory
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Plural: mobile phone covers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile phone accessory
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Plural: mobile phone towers
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: antenna support
Narrower Terms: disguised mobile phone tower  
Scope Notes: A self-supporting structure designed to support cellphone antennas.
Plural: mobile telecommunications trailers
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: trailer
Scope Notes: Trailers equipped with telecommunications equipment.
Plural: mobile telecommunications vehicles
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor transport
Scope Notes: Vehicles equipped with telecommunications equipment. Includes demonstration vehicles.
Plural: mobile telegraph units
Top Term: transport
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Plural: mobile telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Use For: mobile phone  
Plural: mobile telephone exchanges
Top Term: transport
mobile telephone tower
Plural: mobile telephone towers
Definition: A self-supporting structure designed to support cellphone antennas.
Plural: mobile testing vehicles
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor transport
Scope Notes: Vehicles equipped with test or detection equipment.
Plural: modems
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Plural: modulator units
Broader Term: transmission equipment
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Plural: money funnels
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: coinbox component
Scope Notes: Scope note required.
Plural: morse embossers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: morse receiver
Scope Notes: Early Device for recording hand-keyed morse code messages onto paper tape - by means of pencil ...
Plural: morse inkers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: morse receiver
Use For: ink-writer  
Scope Notes: Device for recording hand-keyed morse code messages onto paper tape - by means of a series of ...
Plural: morse keys
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: morse transmitter
Narrower Terms: anti-cramp key  
Scope Notes: Finger- operated pivotted-lever switch of various forms, for manual transmission of morse code ...
Plural: morse perforator tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Plural: morse receivers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph receiver
Narrower Terms: morse embosser  morse inker  
Scope Notes: Device for receiving messages sent by the morse system.
Plural: morse tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Plural: morse telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Plural: morse transmitters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph transmitter
Narrower Terms: morse key  
Scope Notes: Machine transmitter for punched morse tape - may be clockwork, air or electric motor driven.
motor bike
Plural: motor bikes
motor bike combination
Plural: motor bike combinations
Plural: motor cycles
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor transport
Use For: motorbike  motor bike  motorcycle  
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Plural: motor cycle combinations
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor cycle
Scope Notes: Motor cycle with side-car tool and stores box
Plural: motor winch trailers
Top Term: transport
Scope Notes: Trailer consisting of a powerful motor winch, for pulling in of heavy underground cables.
motorbike
Plural: motorbikes
motorbike combination
Plural: motorbike combinations
motorcycle
Plural: motorcycles
motorcycle combination
Plural: motorcycle combinations
Plural: motoring telephone booths
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street telephone booth
Scope Notes: A roadside telephone booth provided by a motoring organisation for the use of its members.
Plural: motoring telephone kiosks
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: telephone kiosk
Use For: AA box  RAC box  
Scope Notes: A telephone kiosk provided by a motoring organisation.
motorway emergency telephone
Plural: motorway emergency telephones
Plural: mouthpiece keys
Plural: multi-core cables
Broader Term: cable
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Plural: multi-media cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: multiple-twin cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: multiplex telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Narrower Terms: harmonic telegraph  
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Plural: multiplexers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: multiplexing apparatus
Plural: multiplexing apparatus
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: terminal apparatus
Narrower Terms: demultiplexer  multiplexer  
Scope Notes: Terminal apparatus of a type that can be found on both telegrahic and telephonic systems.
Plural: multi-strand cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes:
Murray multiplex telegraph
Plural: Murray multiplex telegraphs
Plural: Murray optical telegraphs
Broader Term: shutter telegraph
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Plural: music broadcast system
Broader Term: wired broadcast system
Scope Notes:
Plural: music broadcast terminal equipment
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Use For: lift music  Muzak  piped music  
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Muzak
Muzak broadcast system
Plural: Muzak broadcast system


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