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communication system

[kə‚myü·nə′kā·shən ‚sis·təm]
(communications)
A telephone, telegraph, teletypewriter, television, data transmission, or other system in which electrical impulses originated at one place are reproduced at a distant point.

communication system

(communications)
A system or facility capable of providing information transfer between persons and equipment. The system usually consists of a collection of individual communication networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and terminal equipment capable of interconnection and interoperation so as to form an integrated whole. These individual components must serve a common purpose, be technically compatible, employ common procedures, respond to some form of control, and generally operate in unison.

["Communications Standard Dictionary", 2nd Edition, Martin H. Weik].
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Baiden and his team are testing the communication system from a specially built pontoon boat on Long Lake, southwest of Greater Sudbury.
An acoustic communication system will also be studied as part of the research project.
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So this communication system allows five to 50 times more bandwidth than the average household computer, Siggelkow compares.

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