The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in the USSR:
(1) A common synonym for facsimile communication.
(2) In a narrower sense, a type of facsimile communication in which the recording of the halftone images received is accomplished by photographic, electrographic, or other methods.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.