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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: télégraphe, from télé- 'tele-' + -graphe (from Late Latin -graphus 'written')

telegraph

1 noun
     
Related topics: Telephone, Telegraph
tel‧e‧graph1
1 [uncountable]TCT an old-fashioned method of sending messages using radio or electrical signals
2 [countable]TCT a piece of equipment that receives or sends messages in this way
telegraphic adjective

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