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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The contents of 1,780 different British phone books published between 1880 and 1984 are nowavailable on line as a result of a 26-month digitisation project.
The company contracts local yellow pages companies to send newspaper subscription offers inside phone books delivered to new phone users.
Managing director Chris Roxburgh added: "We became involved with The Phone Book after their relaunch in 2003 as a new comprehensive directory."
Managing director Chris Roxburgh said: "We became involved with The Phone Book shortly after the relaunch in 2003 as a new comprehensive directory containing classified advertising as well as traditional listings.
Luis da Camara made his will at the age of 29, plucking the names from the phone book in the Portuguese capital Lisbon because he had no friends or family.
To try and claw back some of the advertising revenue it had lost through the sale, The Phone Book launched a "3-in- 1" format that now includes a classified directory of paidfor- advertisements as well as the traditional residential and business A-Z listings.
BT has apologised to Coventry businessman Joe Elliot after a mix-up in which the phone number of a Coventry pizza shop was printed instead of his company's in the new phone book. BT has put the problem down to "human error."
With fingers no ordinary jeweler could fit a ring to and wrists thick as piano legs, Charon first tackled a phone book at age 65 after seeing the stunt on television.
The Little Rock phone book reflects the MD designations.
"More than a phone book, we've tried to make it a community book," Wade said.
To find out what mammography clinics in your area are certified by FDA, call 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or a local chapter of the American Cancer Society listed in your phone book. If you are hearing impaired, you can call 1-800-332-8615 TTY.
The information on the 11 Million Businesses Phone Book disc comes from ABI's exclusive database which was compiled from more than 5000 Yellow Page Directories and other information sources.