[tel-i-tahyp-rahy-ter, tel-i-tahyp-] /ˌtɛl ɪˈtaɪpˌraɪ tər, ˈtɛl ɪˌtaɪp-/
a telegraphic apparatus by which signals are sent by striking the letters and symbols of the keyboard of an instrument resembling a typewriter and are received by a similar instrument that automatically prints them in type corresponding to the keys struck.
Abbreviation: TTY.
/ˌtɛlɪˈtaɪpˌraɪtə; ˈtɛlɪˌtaɪp-/
a US name for teleprinter

(Nearly always abbreviated to “teletype” or “tty”) An obsolete kind of terminal, with a noisy mechanical printer for output, a very limited character set, and poor print quality.
See also bit-paired keyboard.


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