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Definition of

communication technology

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electronic systems for communicating electronic systems used for communication between individuals or groups. Communication technology facilitates communication between individuals or groups who are not physically present at the same location. Systems such as telephones, telex, fax, radio, television, and video are included, as well as more recent computer-based technologies, including electronic data interchange and e-mail.

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Definitions of ’communication technology’ and meaning of ’communication technology’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’communication technology’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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