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Definition of Telegraph

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send a message by telegraph
system for transmitting messages at a distance by means of a conducting wire
Telegraph Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To convey or announce by telegraph.
  
(n.)
An apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action.
  
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telegraph
\tel"e*graph\ (?), n. [gr. &?; far, far off (cf. lith. toli) + -graph: cf. f. télégraphe. see graphic.] an apparatus, or a process, for communicating intelligence rapidly between distant points, especially by means of preconcerted visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical action.
note: the instruments used are classed as indicator, type-printing, symbol-printing, or chemical-printing telegraphs, according as the intelligence is given by the movements of a pointer or indicator, as in cooke & wheatstone's (the form commonly used in england), or by impressing, on a fillet of paper, letters from types, as in house's and hughe's, or dots and marks from a sharp point moved by a magnet, as in morse's, or symbols produced by electro-chemical action, as in bain's. in the offices in the united states the recording instrument is now little used, the receiving operator reading by ear the combinations of long and short intervals of sound produced by the armature of an electro-magnet as it is put in motion by the opening and breaking of the circuit, which motion, in registering instruments, traces upon a ribbon of paper the lines and dots used to represent the letters of the alphabet. see illustration in appendix.


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 pan-telegraph 
 telegraph line 
 telegraph key 
 facsimile telegraph 
 magnetic telegraph 
 signal telegraph 
 telegraph operator 
 electric telegraph 
 telegraphy or telegraph 
 telegraph form 
 telegraph post 
 acoustic telegraph 
 telegraph pole 
 indicator telegraph 
 submarine telegraph cable 
 printing telegraph 
 needle telegraph 
 telegraph cable 
 electro-magnetic telegraph 
 telegraph wire 
 dial telegraph 
 wireless telegraph 
 telegraph creepers 
 telegraph plant 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Pellebyr = n. telegraph
Australian Slang
give prior indication of (one's moves)
town gossip network, rumors
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
(synonym) telegraphy
(hypernym) apparatus, setup
(derivation) cable, wire

Verb
1. send cables, wires, or telegrams
(synonym) cable, wire
(hypernym) telecommunicate
(derivation) telegrapher, telegraphist, telegraph operator
(classification) telegraphy
Telegraph Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A device for the remote control of a steam drilling engine on a cable-tool rig. The "telegraph" consisted of a wire or a small cable running between the pulleys, one at the drillers stand, the other mounted on the steam valve of the engine. By turning his wheel, the driller regulated the speed of the engine by opening or closing the steam valve.
Telegraph Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: TEXAS
City: TELEGRAPH
Telegraph Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
See telegraphy.
Telegraph Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε "at a distance", and γράφειν "to write") is the long distance transmission of textual (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message. Thus semaphore is a method of telegraphy whereas pigeon post is not.

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