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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.

table telephone
Plural: table telephones
Definition: A telephone instrument designed to stand on a table. Also known as a desk telephone.
Plural: tape exhaustion alarm units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph alarm unit
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Plural: tape guides
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: tape winders
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: Teleautographs
Broader Term: analogue telegraph
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Plural: telecommunication equipment factories
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: built complex
Scope Notes: A manufacturing site comprising multiple buildings and structures. For individual buildings or ...
Plural: telecommunication factory buildings
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: manufacturing structure
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telecommunication tower
Plural: telecommunication towers
Definition: A self-supporting structure designed to support telecommunications antennae.
Plural: telecommunication workshops
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Scope Notes: A room or working area used for the manufacture or repair of telecommunication equipment.
Plural: telegram envelopes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph stationery
Plural: telegram forms
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph stationery
Plural: telegram services material
Scope Notes: Material relating to telegram services.
Plural: telegram tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Scope Notes: Approx. 9 mm paper tape, generally pre-gummed, for use in type printing telegraph receivers. After ...
Plural: telegraph alarm units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Narrower Terms: tape exhaustion alarm unit  
Scope Notes: Alarm unit for indicating power and circuit faults at VF telegraph terminals.
Plural: telegraph baseboards
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph bells
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Indicator or calling bell used in the working of telegraphs.
Plural: telegraph blotter pads
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Flat pad, for use in date franking of telegrams.
Plural: telegraph cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes: Cables used exclusively for transmitting telegraph signals.
Plural: telegraph consumables
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: consumable item
Plural: telegraph inkers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Plural: telegraph instruments
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Device for sending and receiving written messages by electrical means. (See also telegraph ...
Plural: telegraph keyboards
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Plural: telegraph line interfaces
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Unit by which a telegraph machine or terminal is properly linked with its associated line.
Plural: telegraph messages
Broader Term: telegraphic message
Plural: telegraph message envelopes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph stationery
Scope Notes: Envelope for delivery of a telegraph message.
Plural: telegraph message forms
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph stationery
Plural: telegraph message tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Scope Notes: Paper and, later, polymer strip, tape supplied on rolls, for various telegraph uses - see inker ...
Plural: telegraph motor cycles
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: motor cycle
Scope Notes: Low power solo motor cycle - BSA Bantam 125cc or similar - used for delivery of telegrams.
Plural: telegraph offices (buildings)
Top Term: built work
Plural: telegraph offices (rooms)
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Plural: telegraph office signs
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: directional sign
Scope Notes: A sign directing the public to a telegraph office.
Initial Reference: PO Drawing Drg.7548
Plural: telegraph page printers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph printer
Plural: telegraph panels
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph pole assemblies
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line support
Narrower Terms: A-pole  H-pole  standard  strutted pole  
Use For: telephone pole  
Plural: telegraph pole components
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: overhead line support
Narrower Terms: pole  pole fitting  
Scope Notes: A component which forms part of a complete telegraph pole assembly. For components found on poles ...
Plural: telegraph printers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
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Plural: telegraph printer inks
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph consumable
Narrower Terms: teleprinter ink  undulator ink  
Scope Notes: Ink especially formulated for use in telegraph printers.
Plural: telegraph relays
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Plural: telegraph signalling units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph stamps
Broader Term: revenue stamp
Plural: telegraph stationery
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph consumable
Plural: telegraph systems
Broader Term: transmission system
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Plural: telegraph tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph consumable
Scope Notes: Paper or, later, polymer strip, tape supplied on rolls, for various telegraph uses - see morse ...
Plural: telegraph tape perforators
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph tape printers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph printer
Scope Notes: Device for printing alphanumeric characters onto paper tape in plain text.
Plural: telegraph terminal apparatus
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: terminal apparatus
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Plural: telegraph test equipment
Broader Term: test equipment
Narrower Terms: lineman's telegraph test set  
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Plural: telegraph towers
Top Term: built work
Scope Notes:
Plural: telegraph transmitters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph typewriters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraph units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph line interface
Scope Notes: Various telegraph and teleprinter line and signalling interface units - see Unit, Telegraph, No. ...
Plural: telegraphic code books
Broader Term: directory
Plural: telegraphic facsimile machines
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: telegraphic facsimile message
Scope Notes: A facsimile message sent by telegraph.
Plural: telegraphic messages
Scope Notes: Any message sent by telegraph.
Plural: telemessages
Broader Term: telegraphic message
Plural: telephone bells
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: bell
Scope Notes: See bell.
Plural: telephone bell-sets
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: bell-set
Scope Notes: See bell-set.
Plural: telephone booth components
Broader Term: built work component
Scope Notes:
telephone box
Plural: telephone boxes
Plural: telephone cabinets
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: building division
Scope Notes: Earlier free-standing telephone call-office cabinet, with single outward opening door.
Plural: telephone cabinet components
Broader Term: built work component
Scope Notes: A telephone cabinet component.
Plural: telephone cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: telephone call audio recordings
Broader Term: telephonic message
Scope Notes: An audio recording of a conversation or message sent by telephone.
Plural: telephone call stamps
Broader Term: revenue stamp
Plural: telephone call transcripts
Broader Term: telephonic message
Scope Notes: A transcription of a telephone conversation or message.
Plural: telephone call video recordings
Broader Term: telephonic message
Scope Notes: A video recording of a telephone conversation.
Plural: telephone colour sample
Broader Term: demonstration equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone components
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Initial Reference: TI C Marketing - Installation, 3 Internal, G7500
Plural: telephone consumables
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: consumable item
Plural: telephone directories
Broader Term: directory
Narrower Terms: classified telephone directory  
Use For: phone book  
Scope Notes: A list of telephone subscribers with their corresponding numbers.
Plural: telephone equipment maintenance buildings
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: maintenance structure
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone exchanges (buildings)
Top Term: built work
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone handsets
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone component
Use For: hand microtelephone  handset  hand set  
Plural: telephone instrument tools
Broader Term: tool
Scope Notes: Specialised tool used in the installation or repair of telephone instruments.
Plural: telephone kiosks
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: street furniture
Use For: telephone box  phone box  phone kiosk  
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone line interfaces
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Narrower Terms: telephone signalling unit  
Scope Notes: Unit by which a telephone instrument is properly linked with its associated line.
telephone pole
Plural: telephone poles
Definition: A pole, complete with all necessary fittings, used to support overhead telegraph or telephone lines.
Plural: telephone receivers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone component
Narrower Terms: headgear receiver  receiver inset  watch receiver  
Scope Notes: Unit or component part for reproduction of sound from an incoming telephone signal.
Plural: telephone savings stamps
Broader Term: revenue stamp
Plural: telephone savings stamp cards
Scope Notes: Savings card for collecting telephone savings stamps.
Plural: telephone services material
Narrower Terms: directory enquiries material  
Scope Notes: Material relating to telephone services.
Plural: telephone signalling units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone line interface
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone suscriber's keys
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone accessory
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone systems
Broader Term: transmission system
Scope Notes:
Plural: telephone transmitters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone component
Narrower Terms: transmitter inset  
Scope Notes: Unit or component part for covertion of spoken sound into a telephone signal.
Plural: telephonic messages
Scope Notes: A recording or transcription of a message sent by telephone.
Plural: telepoint system
Broader Term: telephone system
Scope Notes:
Plural: telepoint telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: mobile telephone
Scope Notes: An early mobile telephone linked to the network by radio at local 'hot spots'.
Plural: teleprinters
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Integrated telegraph transmitter, receiver, printer (page or tape) and keyboard, most typically for ...
Plural: teleprinter accessorys
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
teleprinter art
Plural: teleprinter art
Use: telex art
Plural: teleprinter covers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: teleprinter accessory
Plural: teleprinter inks
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph printer ink
Scope Notes: Ink specifically formulated for use in teleprinters.
Plural: teleprinter printouts
Broader Term: telegraphic message
Narrower Terms: telex message  
Plural: teleprinter signal keys
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph transmitter
Scope Notes: Key switch for giving delayed 'clear' signal to a manual teleprinter switchboard operator.
Plural: teleprinter switchboards
Broader Term: switchboard
Scope Notes: Switchboard equipped and connected for use on teleprinter circuits.
Plural: teleprinter systems
Broader Term: transmission system
Narrower Terms: telex system  TWX system  
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Plural: teleprinter tables
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: teleprinter accessory
Scope Notes: Class of table designed for various teleprinters and locations.
Plural: teleprinter tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Scope Notes: Approx. 25 mm - with and without pre-punched driving holes.
Plural: teleprinter terminating units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph line interface
Narrower Terms: teleprinter-broadcast unit  
Scope Notes: Relay unit for use at teleprinter installations.
Plural: teleprinter trays
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: teleprinter accessory
Scope Notes: Class of tray designed for various teleprinters and locations.
Plural: teleprinter-broadcast units
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes: Broadcast relay units for telegraph circuits - e.g. Unit, Teleprinter-broadcast, No. 12.
teletypewriter exchange system
Plural: teletypewriter exchange system
Use: TWX system
Plural: television broadcast system
Scope Notes:
Plural: television detector vans
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: mobile testing vehicle
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television outside broadcast unit
Plural: television outside broadcast units
Plural: television outside broadcast vans
Top Term: transport
Scope Notes:
Plural: television services material
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Plural: television terminal equipment
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Scope Notes:
Plural: Telewriters
Broader Term: analogue telegraph
Scope Notes:
telex
Plural: telexes
Plural: telex art
Broader Term: telex message
Use For: teleprinter art  
Plural: telex demonstration vehicles
Top Term: transport
Scope Notes:
Plural: telex messages
Broader Term: teleprinter printout
Narrower Terms: telex art  
Use For: telex  
Scope Notes: Page-printed output from a telex teleprinter.
Plural: telex services material
Scope Notes: Material relating to telex services.
Plural: telex system
Broader Term: teleprinter system
Scope Notes:
Plural: telex tapes
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph tape
Scope Notes: Paper or, later, polymer strip tape, supplied on rolls for various telegraph uses - see inker tape, ...
Plural: temporary connectors
Broader Term: cable connection
Scope Notes: Connectors designed to be disconnected and reconnected without requiring the use of a tool.
Plural: tension ratchet keys
Broader Term: overhead line tool
Scope Notes: Single-end spanner (square hole) for operation of Ratchet and Tongs.
Official Title: Keys, ...
Plural: terminals
Broader Term: semi-permanent connector
Narrower Terms: crimp-on terminal  
Scope Notes:
Plural: terminal blocks
Broader Term: semi-permanent connector
Narrower Terms: cross-connexion assembly  
termlist
Plural: termlists
Use: glossary
Plural: test accessories
Narrower Terms: locking wedge  
Scope Notes:
Plural: test equipment
Scope Notes: For test apparatus integral with exchange equipment see exchange testing equipment.
Plural: test vans
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: mobile testing vehicle
Scope Notes:
Plural: thermal relays
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: relay
Scope Notes:
Plural: Thermicore sleeves
Broader Term: cable insulation
Scope Notes:
Plural: thermionic valves
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Narrower Terms: radio transmitter valve  
Scope Notes:
Plural: thermistors
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: variable resistor
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ticker tape machine
Plural: ticker tape machines
Definition: The machine, also called the stock ticker that was used to receive share prices from the stock exchange via telegraph line. The alpha-numeric characters were printed along the length of a spool of paper.
Plural: ticket tube
Broader Term: pneumatic tube
Scope Notes:
Plural: ticket tube valves
Broader Term: pneumatic valve
Scope Notes: Range of valves used on internal ticket tube installations.
Official Title: Valves, Ticket ...
Plural: timing and control equipment
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tit lamp
Plural: tit lamps
Use: blowlamp
Definition: Alternative name for Lamp, Spirit, Blowpipe.
Plural: tone generators
Scope Notes:
Plural: tone pagers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: radiopager
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Plural: tone, pulse and announcement equipment
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Plural: tool bags
Scope Notes:
Plural: tool baskets
Scope Notes: Canvas lined basket, with leather bottom.
Plural: tool belts
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Plural: tool boxes
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Plural: tool cart trailers
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: trailer
Scope Notes: Tool trailer for pulling behind suitably equipped vehicles.
Plural: tool cases
Scope Notes: Pocket size leather case, for holding small tools.
Plural: tool chests
Scope Notes:
Plural: tool containers or carriers
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Plural: tool satchels
Scope Notes: satchel with shoulder straps, for use when cycling.
Plural: tool wallets
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Plural: trade union material
Scope Notes:
Plural: traffic recording and analysis equipment
Scope Notes:
Plural: trailers
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: transport
Scope Notes:
Plural: trailers with on-board machinery
Top Term: transport
Broader Term: trailer
Narrower Terms: motor winch trailer  
training aid
Plural: training aids
Plural: training publications
Scope Notes: Includes general textbooks and specific in-house training publications.
Plural: transistors
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Scope Notes:

Plural: transmission and/or reception sites
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: built complex
Plural: transmission and/or reception structures
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: single built work
Scope Notes:
Plural: transmission systems
Scope Notes:
A complete network using a particular form of transmission, with all associated equipment.
Plural: transmitter and receiver sites
Top Term: built work
Use For: cell site  
Scope Notes: A site from which signals are both transmitted and received. Includes cell sites.
Plural: transmitter insets
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone transmitter
Scope Notes: Component telephone transmitter for use in telephone handsets.
Plural: transmitter sites
Top Term: built work
Scope Notes: A site from which signals are transmitted but not received.
Plural: transport
Top Term: transport
Plural: transport depots
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: built complex
travelling ladder
Plural: travelling ladders
Plural: tray labels
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone component
Plural: trembler bell
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: bell
Scope Notes:
Plural: trench excavators
Broader Term: cablelaying equipment
Scope Notes: Self-powered trench digger, for simple laying of small underground cables.
Trimphone
Plural: Trimphones
Definition: Generic pattern of table telephone. An innovative design first introduced in 1965 as a luxury dial model at extra rental cost. Produced in various versions through to the 1980s including keypad and leather-clad types. The name is an acronym standing for Tone Ring Illuminator Model, referring to the then innovative electronic ringer ('warbling', as opposed to the traditional bell) and the illuminated dial.
Plural: trunking
Broader Term: cable protection
Scope Notes:
tulip telephone
Plural: tulip telephones
Definition: A colloquial name (suggested by the shape of the receiver) for the pedestal-type telephone popularly known as a 'candlestick telephone'.
Plural: tuning coils
Top Term: common component
Broader Term: common component
Scope Notes:
Plural: twin distribution cables
Broader Term: cable
Plural: twin-core cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes:
Plural: two motion selectors
Broader Term: switching component
Scope Notes:
Plural: TWX system
Broader Term: teleprinter system
Scope Notes:
Plural: type-printing telegraphs
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph receiver


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