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tele-

 
word element [Gr.], operating at a distance, far away.

tele(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], an end.

tel-

See note at tel-, tele-.
End, extremity, completion.
[G. telos, end.]

tel-

, tele-telo- Do not confuse the prefix tele- (rarely abridged to tel-, as in telalgia) and the similar combining form based on Greek telos 'end' (as in telangiectasia, telencephalon, and telophase). Although the senses of these lexical elements overlap slightly, they are derived from unrelated Greek words.
1. At a distance.
2. Applied to many terms to indicate that data, usually images, have been transmitted over telecommunications lines, such as telecolposcopy, teleradiology, etc.
[G. tēle, far away.]

tele-

word element [Gr.], operating at a distance; far away.

tele-, teleo-

prefix meaning "end or occurring at a distance": telekinesis, telosynapsis.

tel-

, tele- , telo-
Combining forms meaning distance, end, other end.
[G. tēle, far away.]

tele-

word element. [Gr.] far away, operating at a distance, an end.
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