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terminal equipment[′tər·mən·əl i‚kwip·mənt]
Assemblage of communications-type equipment required to transmit or receive a signal on a channel or circuit, whether it be for delivery or relay.
In radio relay systems, equipment used at points where intelligence is inserted or derived, as distinct from equipment used to relay a reconstituted signal.
Telephone and teletypewriter switchboards and other centrally located equipment at which wire circuits are terminated.