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    Arrow Intercom x Interphone

    Hello people,

    I need your help again...

    Is there any difference between an "interphone" and an "intercom"? I didn't find the "interphone" word in my dictionary but I found "intercom". "Interphone" is a English word? Which word is more common in the UK, USA, SA, Ireland, etc?

    Thanks,

    Falcon


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    Re: Intercom x Interphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello people,

    I need your help again...

    Is there any difference between an "interphone" and an "intercom"? I didn't find the "interphone" word in my dictionary but I found "intercom". "Interphone" is a English word? Which word is more common in the UK, USA, SA, Ireland, etc?

    Thanks,

    Falcon
    Interphone is not a commonly used word. It is a small communication system using real telephone linking several buildings or places together but you cannot dial out beyond this system.

    Intercom is a small communication system, generally not telephone-like linking a room to speakers in another room. I remember in my old high school many many years ago we had an intercom linking the principal's office to every classroom. He could broadcast general school announcements to all classrooms in the morning as well he could have a two-way communication with one classroom if he wished, I think he could also "spy" on a classroom by listening in if he wanted to.

    An intercom is far more common than an interphone.

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    Arrow Re: Intercom x Interphone

    Thanks for replying.

    So, I can say that that devices inside airplanes is a intercom, right?

    Interphone is a French word, isn't?

    Falcon


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    Re: Intercom x Interphone

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Thanks for replying.

    So, I can say that that devices inside airplanes is a intercom, right? Yes

    Interphone is a French word, isn't it? It is also a French word meaning intercom but it is also a rarely used English word as I previously described which was probably borrowed from the French one.

    Falcon
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    #5

    Re: Intercom x Interphone

    Thanks!

    Falcon

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