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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A device or system for sending messages by a code of electrical signals that are sent over a wire.

Usage examples (38)
  • The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles....
  • "Now that's what we call the telegraph trial," said the pupil.
  • Stanton reports that the telegraph is working to Atlanta.
  • You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. for more
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