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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