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/tit'ee/ (ITS pronunciation, but some Unix people say it this way as well; this pronunciation is not considered to have sexual undertones), /T T Y/

1. teletypewriter.

2. (Especially Unix) Any terminal at all; sometimes used to refer to the particular terminal controlling a given job (it is also the name of a Unix command which outputs the name of the current controlling terminal).

3. (Unix) Any serial port, whether or not the device connected to it is a terminal; so called because under Unix such devices have names of the form tty*. Ambiguity between senses 2 and 3 is common but seldom bothersome.

4. A TDD.


(TeleTYpewriter) See teletypewriter and TDD/TTY.
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com/ or contact GoAmerica directly at TTY 201-527-1520, voice 201-996-1717.
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was established in 1968 originally to promote further distribution of TTYs in the deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers.