Subject: Communications

Technologies for communicating over distances.

Word Definition
ansible n. (1966) an instantaneous communication device, not limited by the speed of light; cf. earlier ultraphone n.
commlink n. (1974) a communication link; a communication device
communicator n. (1934) a device for communicating with a spaceship or astronaut
space relay n. (1958) a relay station, as for a radio transmission, in space or on a moon
subetheric adj. (1938) of, relating to, or involving a sub-ether n. (esp. with allusion to a supposed means of faster-than-light communication)
subetherics n. (1948) a device which uses sub-ether (esp. with allusion to a supposed means of faster-than-light communication)
subspace n. (1937) a physical space subject to different physical laws from our own, typically allowing motion or communication at speeds greater than the speed of light
suit radio n. (1941) a communications system in the helmet of a space suit
telescreen n. (1932) a video screen, esp. one forming part of a communications device
tight-beam n. (1934) a highly focused energy beam, esp. one that conveys communications; a device that sends such a beam; a message sent by such a device
tight-beam v. (1959) to send (esp. a message) by means of a tight-beam n.; to send to (someone) by means of a tight-beam n.; also intrans.
tight-beamed adj. (1951) of a message: sent by means of a tight-beam n.
ultraphone n. (1928) a communications device that transmits messages faster than the speed of light
ultrawave n. (1934) a communication system that transmits messages faster than the speed of light; (also) a wave phenomenon used by such devices
vidcall n. (1953) a call made on a videophone n.
videophone n. (1928) a telephone system that transmits video as well as audio; a telephone that incorporates a video screen on which the other party may be seen
videophone v. (1945) to call or speak to via videophone n.; to make a call on a videophone n.
videophonic adj. (1949) related to videophones or their use
vidscreen n. (1953) a screen capable of displaying a visual image; (also) a videophone n.
viewphone n. (1932) a telephone that allows caller and receiver to see one another; = videophone n.
visiphone n. (1934) = videophone n.
visiphone v. (1940) to use a visiphone to call or speak to someone