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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.

wall telephone
Plural: wall telephones
Definition: A telephone instrument designed to be mounted on a wall.
wallboard
Plural: wallboards
Definition: board attached to a wall, side of a kiosk or cabinet to support equipment and fittings.Source: Post Office engineering drawing EC 1852 issue H (1956).
Plural: war telegrams
Broader Term: telegram
Scope Notes:
Plural: warehouses
Top Term: built work
Broader Term: storage structure
Scope Notes: A building for the storage of telecommunication equipment.
Plural: warning broadcast system
Broader Term: wired broadcast system
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Plural: warning broadcast terminal equipment
Top Term: terminal apparatus
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Plural: warning notices
Broader Term: building sign or notice
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Plural: watch receivers
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone receiver
Plural: water barrier sleeves
Broader Term: cable insulation
Scope Notes: For use in joints of cable.
Plural: Watson telegraphs
Broader Term: semaphore arm telegraph
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Plural: waveguides
Broader Term: microwave component
Scope Notes: Metal tube used for direction of microwave frequency radio, generally between an aerial (dish, horn ...
Plural: weatherproof telephones
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Broader Term: telephone instrument
Scope Notes: Class of telephones engineered to suit installation outdoors, e.g. taxi ranks and quarries.
Wheatstone ABC telegraph
Plural: Wheatstone ABC telegraphs
Definition: Dial telegraph to the designs of Charles Wheatstone. Later models were widely used in the British Post Office.
Wheatstone ABC telegraph instrument
Plural: Wheatstone ABC telegraph instruments
Definition: Dial telegraph instrument to the designs of Charles Wheatstone. Later models were widely used in the British Post Office.
Wheatstone automatic telegraph
Plural: Wheatstone automatic telegraphs
Wheatstone morse receiver
Plural: Wheatstone morse receivers
Definition: Receiver for the high-speed Wheatstone morse telegraph.
Wheatstone morse telegraph
Plural: Wheatstone morse telegraphs
Definition: Form of morse telegraph in which messages were prepared as punched tapes then sent at high speed on motorised transmitters and receivers.
Wheatstone morse transmitter
Plural: Wheatstone morse transmitters
Definition: Transmitter for the high-speed Wheatstone morse telegraph.
Plural: whistle telegraphs
Broader Term: blown telegraph
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Plural: wires
Broader Term: transmission equipment
Narrower Terms: covered wire  jumper wire  
Plural: wire grid disks
Scope Notes: Used on 1 1/2 inch house tubes between flanges at bottom of pneumatic tube terminal, no. ...
Plural: wireless broadcast system
Broader Term: broadcast system
Plural: wireless broadcast terminal equipment
Top Term: terminal apparatus
Plural: wireless telegraphy
Broader Term: telegraph system
Narrower Terms: coherer  
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Plural: wiring equipment
Narrower Terms: cable lacing tool  
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Plural: wiring, cabling, and underground work consumables
Top Term: consumable item
Broader Term: consumable item
Narrower Terms: dessicator block  solder block  
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Plural: wood poles
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole
Scope Notes: A wooden pole that forms part of a complete telegraph pole assembly.
Plural: wooden arms
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: pole arm
Plural: wooden insulators
Top Term: street furniture
Broader Term: insulator
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Plural: workbenches
Broader Term: furniture
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Plural: workwear component
Narrower Terms: uniform button  
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