Definitions for "Telephone exchange"
A central office in which the wires of telephones from local subscribers may be connected by switches to other local telephones or to long-distance lines, to permit transmission of conversation or data.
Switching center for interconnecting the lines that terminate therein. Also called (U.S. term) Central Office (CO).
In the U.S., an area within which telephone service is provided without toll charges. In Europe, a telephone central office.