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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.

S hook for directional signs
Plural: S hooks for directional signs
Definition: S form hook for suspending a call office sign.
saddle
Plural: saddles
Definition: An insulator spindle and base designed to fit on the top of a pole in order to carry a saddle wire.
Plural: saddle stays
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole fitting
Plural: safety belts
Broader Term: pole climbing equipment
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Plural: safety equipment
Narrower Terms: explosive gas tester  safety lamp spare  
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Plural: safety lamps
Broader Term: lamp
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Plural: safety lamp asbestos washers
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamp.
Plural: safety lamp burner tubes
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamp.
Plural: safety lamp combustion tubes
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamp.
Plural: safety lamp gauzes
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamp.
Plural: safety lamp glasses
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamp.
Plural: safety lamp wicks
Broader Term: safety lamp spare
Scope Notes: Spare part for use in safety lamps.
Plural: sales areas
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Plural: sales publications
Broader Term: marketing publication
Scope Notes: A book or pamphlet produced specifically for sales purposes such as a product catalogue or ...
Plural: satellite antennas
Broader Term: antenna
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Plural: satellite dishes
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: antenna support
Scope Notes: The reflector, support structure, etc. that supports a satellite antenna.
Plural: satellite telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile telephone
Plural: satellite tranceivers
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Plural: screened cables
Broader Term: cable
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Plural: sea section submarine cables
Broader Term: submarine cable
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Plural: secondary batteries
Broader Term: battery
Narrower Terms: lead/acid battery  
Plural: secondary cells
Broader Term: cell
Narrower Terms: counter emf cell  lead/acid cell  
secondary socket
Plural: secondary sockets
Definition: Simple BT-type socket, with no active components. Suitable only for internal extension outlets. (See also master socket.)
Plural: semaphore arms
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: The movable arm part of a semaphore telegraph.
Plural: semaphore arm telegraphs
Broader Term: semaphore telegraph
Narrower Terms: Chappe telegraph  Watson telegraph  
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Plural: semaphore flags
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: A flag for use by hand semaphore signallers.
Plural: semaphore telegraphs
Broader Term: optical telegraph
Scope Notes: Form of optical telegraph in which signals are made with hinged arms.
Plural: semiconductors
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
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Plural: semi-permanent connectors
Broader Term: cable connection
Scope Notes: Connectors normally requiring a tool to disconnect the joint.
Plural: service instructions
Broader Term: procedural manual
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Plural: shallow water submarine cables
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Plural: shavehooks
Broader Term: jointing equipment
Scope Notes: 'Heart' shape for use in plumbing of lead cable joints.
Plural: sheet steel poles
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: non-wood pole
sheet steel pole label
Plural: sheet steel pole labels
Use: pole label
Definition: Single-letter labels, in sheet steel. Three sizes - No.1; No.2 and No.3, for extra-light, light and medium poles respectively.
Plural: shops
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: retail building
Scope Notes: A building primarily devoted to the sale of telecommunications products and services.
Plural: shore section submarine cables
Broader Term: submarine cable
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Plural: showrooms
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Plural: shutter mechanisms
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: The movable components of a shutter telegraph.
Plural: shutter telegraphs
Broader Term: semaphore telegraph
Narrower Terms: Murray optical telegraph  
Scope Notes: Form of optical telegraph in which signals are made with movable or hinged shutter panels.
Siemens & Halske's telegraph
Plural: Siemens & Halske's telegraphs
Definition: Form of dial telegraph according to the designs of Siemens and Halske.
Siemens & Halske's telegraph instrument
Plural: Siemens & Halske's telegraph instruments
Definition: Form of dial telegraph instrument according to the designs of Siemens and Halske.
Plural: Siemens telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
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Plural: signal generators
Broader Term: test equipment
Plural: single-core cables
Broader Term: cable
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Plural: single-needle telegraphs
Broader Term: needle telegraph
Scope Notes: Electric telegraph in which letters are indicated by left/right movements of a single ...
Plural: single-needle telegraph instruments
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Electric telegraph in which letters are indicated by left/right movements of a single ...
single-pole Bell telephone
Plural: single-pole Bell telephones
Definition: Early commercial form of Bell's telephone - sold in pairs, together making up a fully functioning, if simple, telephone link. Later models formed only part of more complex telephones, and those are generally referred to as telephone receivers.
Plural: single-strand cables
Broader Term: cable
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Plural: siphon recorders
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph printer
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Plural: sleeve control equipment
Narrower Terms: country satellite exchange unit  
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Plural: sleeve jointing clamps
Broader Term: overhead line tool
Plural: smoke telegraphs
Broader Term: fire telegraph
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socket
Plural: sockets
Definition: A 'female' electrical connector, for one or more circuits. Used with a compatible male connector to conveniently connect and disconnect electrical equipment.
Plural: solder blocks
Top Term: consumable item
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Plural: sound deadening components
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone accessory
Scope Notes: Components for deadening background sound when using telephones in noisy situations.
Plural: sounders
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Narrower Terms: plate sounder  polarized sounder  
Plural: sounder-screens
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: souvenir cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: souvenir item
Plural: souvenir telegrams
Broader Term: telegram
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Plural: speaking clocks
Plural: special needs telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Plural: split collars
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole fitting
Plural: staff association material
Broader Term: human resources material
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Plural: staff circulars
Broader Term: staff publication
Scope Notes:
Plural: staff demonstration equipment
Broader Term: instructional aid
Plural: staff instructional material
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Plural: staff magazines
Broader Term: staff publication
Scope Notes: A house magazine.
Plural: staff newsletters
Broader Term: staff publication
Scope Notes: An in-house newsletter.
Plural: staff publications
Broader Term: human resources material
Narrower Terms: staff circular  staff magazine  staff newsletter  
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stamp vending machine
Plural: stamp vending machines
Definition: As used elsewhere in Post Office work, two of these were included in the Kiosk, No.4.
Plural: standards
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: telegraph pole assembly
Use For: derrick  
Plural: standby generators
Broader Term: power plant
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Plural: start/stop telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
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Plural: stay rules
Broader Term: overhead line tool
Steljes printer
Plural: Steljes printers
Definition: Printing receiver by Steljes, for use on Wheatstone ABC systems.
Plural: stock telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
Scope Notes: Form of electric telegraph specific to distributed news systems, such as stock market and news wire ...
Plural: stoneware insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: ceramic insulator
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Plural: storage sites
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: built complex
Plural: storage structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
Narrower Terms: garage  stores building  warehouse  
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Plural: store rooms
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Scope Notes: A room used for storage purposes.
Plural: stores buildings
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: storage structure
Scope Notes: A building for the storage and issue of telecommunication tools, equipment and consumables.
Plural: stores publications
Narrower Terms: engineering stores list  
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Plural: stout ladders
Broader Term: ladder
Scope Notes: Single section ladder of heavier construction than the 'light' ladder.
stout pole
Plural: stout poles
Use: wood pole
Definition: Wooden pole. Marked with three crowns on the butt. Normally supplied in lengths from 24 to 50 feet.
Plural: strategy and planning material
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Plural: street fire alarm boxes
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: fire call point
Plural: street telephone booths
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street furniture
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Plural: street tubes
Broader Term: pneumatic tube
Plural: street tube block instruments
Broader Term: pneumatic indicator unit
Scope Notes: Indicator unit for pneumatic street tubes.
Initial Reference: EI MISC, Pneumatic, ...
Plural: Strowger switching equipment
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Plural: struck telegraphs
Broader Term: acoustic telegraph
Narrower Terms: bell telegraph  drum telegraph  
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Plural: structure and management material
Scope Notes:
Plural: strutted poles
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: telegraph pole assembly
Plural: submarine cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: submarine cable ploughs
Broader Term: cablelaying equipment
Plural: supply and purchasing record
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Plural: suppression filters
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Scope Notes: Device for suppressing electrical interference, typically from electric motors and switches. ...
Plural: surface cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes:
Plural: surge arresters
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Use For: lightning protector  
Scope Notes: Device for protection of apparatus from 'spikes' caused by nearby electrical storms. Many forms, ...
Plural: suspension wires
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line support
Scope Notes: Galvanised mulit-strand steel wire, for support of insulated multi-core aerial cables. Various ...
Plural: switches
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Plural: switch rooms
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
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Plural: switchboards
Broader Term: switching equipment
Narrower Terms: teleprinter switchboard  
Plural: switchboard cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes: Cable made for use in switchboards. Various sizes and forms.
Plural: switchboard call indicators
Broader Term: switchboard component
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Plural: switchboard cords
Broader Term: switchboard component
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Plural: switchboard end panels
Broader Term: switchboard component
Scope Notes: One for each end of a switchboard.
Plural: switchboard jacks
Broader Term: switchboard component
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Plural: switchboard keys
Broader Term: switchboard component
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Plural: switchboard plugs
Broader Term: switchboard component
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Plural: switchboard positions
Broader Term: switchboard component
Plural: switchgear lubricants
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: lubricant
Scope Notes:
Plural: switching components
Broader Term: switching equipment
Narrower Terms: crossbar switch  two motion selector  uniselector  
Scope Notes:
Plural: switchroom furniture
Broader Term: furniture
Narrower Terms: operator's chair  
Scope Notes: Specialised furniture for use in switchrooms.
Plural: synchronous telegraphs
Broader Term: electric telegraph
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