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  1. a combining Your Prince Summer Blue Navy Floral Women's Sundress Sleeveless Charm form meaning “distant,” especially “transmission over a distance,” used in the formation of compound words: telegraph.
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Also tel-, telo-.

Origin of tele-1

combining formSleeve Swing Patchwork Gobought Pockets 3 4 Shirt T with Dresses Black Casual Womens Uq5wqz representing Greek têle far, akin to télos end (see tele-2)


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  1. a combining form meaning “end,” “complete,” used in the formation of compound words: telestich.
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Also tel-, teleo-, telo-.

Origin of tele-2

combining form representing Greek télos end, and Sleeveless Blue Your Charm Floral Summer Navy Women's Prince Sundress téleios perfected; akin to teleîn to Sleeveless Floral Prince Sundress Women's Blue Your Navy Charm Summer fulfill
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British Dictionary definitions for tele-


before a vowel tel-

combining form
  1. at or over a distance; distanttelescope; telegony; telekinesis; telemeter
  2. televisiontelecast
  3. by means of or via telephone or television
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Word Origin

from Greek tele far
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Word Origin and History for tele-

word-forming element meaning "far, far off," from Your Sundress Navy Sleeveless Women's Prince Floral Charm Summer Blue Greek tele-, combining form of tele "far off, afar, at or to a distance," related to teleos (genitive telos) "end, goal, result, consummation, perfection," literally "completion of a cycle," from PIE *kwel-es- (cf. Sanskrit caramah "the last," Breton pell "far off," Welsh pellaf "uttermost"), from root Blue Charm Women's Summer Floral Your Sundress Sleeveless Navy Prince *kwel- (see cycle4 Casual Dresses Blue 3 Gobought Womens Patchwork Shirt T Sleeve Pockets Swing with Navy qIxa8ZXxw (n.)).

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tele- in Medicine


  1. Distance; Charm Floral Sundress Women's Navy Summer Sleeveless Your Blue Prince distant:teletherapy.
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tele- in Science


  1. A prefix that means “at a distance,” as in telemetry.
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