When the communications giant AT&T broke up in 1984, the company maintained use of the iconic logo of the "Bell System."
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to get or take possession of.
word formed from the first letters of each of the words in a phrase.
opposing monopolies and supporting competition in business.
strong set of cords or wire ropes.
device designed to access data, perform prescribed tasks at high speed, and display the results.
the way something is spread out over an area.
to get rid of or sell off.
tools and materials to perform a task or function.
having to do with a nation's government (as opposed to local or regional government).
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
innovative or pioneering.
to display or show.
activity that produces goods and services.
structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.
legal action brought by one person or organization against another.
small semiconductor with electrical circuits that carry information.
exclusive control of a good or service.
authorization to do something.
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics. Regions are the basic units of geography.
to guarantee, or make safe and certain.
knowledgeable or complex.
company owned or controlled by another company.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.
system of communication involving devices connected through electrical wires.
electronic tool and system for communication by sound or speech.
ownership or control of different points of production, such as manufacturing and distribution.