teletypewriter


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teletypewriter:

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instrument for producing by manual operation characters similar to those of printing. Corresponding to each key on the instrument's keyboard is a steel type.
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Teletypewriter

 

a transceiving start-stop printing device with a keyboard similar to that of a typewriter. Teletypewriters are used for long-distance transmission of messages over communications channels in the form of telegrams and coded messages. They are also used as input-output devices, or terminals, for electronic computers and automated data processing systems. In the receiving mode, the messages are automatically printed on the roll of paper in the receiver.

teletypewriter

[¦tel·ə′tīp‚rīd·ər]
(communications)
A special electric typewriter that produces coded electric signals corresponding to manually typed characters, and automatically types messages when fed with similarly coded signals produced by another machine. Also known as TWX machine.

teletypewriter

(hardware)
(Nearly always abbreviated to "teletype" or "tty") An obsolete kind of terminal, with a noisy mechanical printer for output, a very limited character set, and poor print quality.

See also bit-paired keyboard.

teletypewriter

A low-speed teleprinter, often abbreviated "TTY."
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