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The combining form tele- has various meanings.

Meaning 1: at a distance

  • Once a week, I telework from home.
  • Television allows viewers to see events happening at a distance.

Meaning 2: television

  • The program will be telecast at 9:00 p.m.

Meaning 3: via telecommunications

  • Telehealth provides health care services over the telephone.