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  1  definition  found 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  instrument  that  converts  sound  into  signals  that  can  be 
  transmitted  over  distances  and  then  converts  received 
  signals  back  into  sounds;  "I  talked  to  him  on  the 
  telephone"  [syn:  {telephone},  {telephone  set}] 
  2:  (linguistics)  an  individual  sound  unit  of  speech  without 
  concern  as  to  whether  or  not  it  is  a  phoneme  of  some 
  language  [syn:  {speech  sound},  {sound}] 
  3:  a  device  for  converting  electric  signals  into  sounds;  it  is 
  held  over  or  inserted  into  the  ear;  "it  was  not  the  typing 
  but  the  earphones  that  she  disliked"  [syn:  {earphone},  {earpiece}, 
  v  :  get  or  try  to  get  into  communication  by  telephone;  "I  tried 
  to  call  you  all  night";  "Take  two  aspirin  and  call  me  in 
  the  morning"  [syn:  {call},  {telephone},  {call  up},  {ring}] 

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