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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.

UHF television detector van
Plural: UHF television detector vans
Plural: underground cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes:
Plural: underground cableway components
Broader Term: built work component
Scope Notes:
Plural: underwater telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Plural: undulators
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telegraph receiver
Scope Notes: Extra-sensitive varition on the inker - especially used on international lines.
Plural: undulator inks
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: telegraph printer ink
Scope Notes: Ink especially formulated for use in undulators.
Plural: uniform
Broader Term: workwear
Plural: uniform buttons
Broader Term: workwear component
Scope Notes:
Plural: uninsulated cables
Broader Term: cable
Scope Notes:
Plural: uniselectors
Broader Term: switching component
Scope Notes:
Plural: unit type cables
Broader Term: cable


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