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phone

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(engineering acoustics)

phone

A portable or desk telephone. Today, a phone often refers to a smartphone, and as time passes, the smartphone moniker is evolving into just plain phone. A "telephone" on the other hand often means a desk phone connected to a landline. See telephone, smartphone and landline.
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