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television

a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points

telegraph

apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)

telecast

a television broadcast

telephoto

a photograph made with a telephoto lens

telephone

electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds

homophone

two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

phonograph

machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

xylophone

a percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators

phonics

teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values

headphone

electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds

microphone

device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

symphony

a large orchestra

photocopier

a copier that uses photographic methods of making copier

photosynthesis

process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches

photographer

someone who takes photographs professionally

photograph

a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide

graphic

relating to or presented by a graph

graphite

black form of carbon used in lead pencils

autograph

a person's own signature

paragraph

one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas

choreograph

compose a sequence of dance steps, often to music

calligraphy

beautiful handwriting

telegram

a message transmitted by telegraph

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