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EtymologyEdit

From French télégraphe.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɛl.ə.ɡɹæf/, /ˈtɛl.ɪ.ɡɹæf/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑːf

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telegraph (plural telegraphs)

  1. (historical) An apparatus, or a process, for communicating rapidly between distant points, especially by means of established visible or audible signals representing words or ideas, or by means of words and signs, transmitted by electrical means.

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telegraph (third-person singular simple present telegraphs, present participle telegraphing, simple past and past participle telegraphed)

  1. To send a message by telegraph
  2. To give nonverbal signals to another, as with gestures or a change in attitude.
    Her frown telegraphed her displeasure.
  3. To show one's intended action unintentionally.

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