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24 terms

roots: tele, phon, photo, graph

words from word sort 2/7/11
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television
a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
phonics
teaching reading by training beginners to associate letters with their sound values
graphic
written or drawn or engraved
photograph
a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide
telecast
broadcasting television signals over a distance
autograph
the writing of one's own name
photocopier
a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies
graphite
black form of carbon used in lead pencils
headphone
electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds
telegraph
apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
photosynthesis
the process by which plants and some other organisms capture light energy and use it to make food from carbon dioxide and water
paragraph
one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas
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)
photographer
someone who takes photographs professionally
telegram
a message sent to a distance by means of a telegraph
phonograph
literally, writing with sound; an instrument for reproducing sounds encoded in hard plastic
telephoto
a camera lens that makes distant objects appear closer
microphone
n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
photogenic
adj. having qualities that are attractive or suitable for photographing
choreography
the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes
telephone
electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
xylophone
an instrument of wooden bars that makes a ringing sound when struck
calligraphy
the art of beautiful handwriting
symphony
n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.