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aerogram

[air-uh-gram]
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noun
  1. a radiogram.
  2. Older Use. a message carried by aircraft; an airmail letter.
  3. Meteorology.
    1. a diagram for analyzing thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere.
    2. the record of an aerograph.
  4. aérogramme.
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Origin of aerogram

First recorded in 1895–1900; aero- + -gram1

aérogramme

or aer·o·gram, aer·o·gramme

[air-uh-gram]
noun
  1. a sheet of lightweight paper, bearing an official postal stamp imprint, that is folded to form its own envelope and can be sent via airmail at a special, low rate because of its standard size, light weight, and lack of enclosures.
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Origin of aérogramme

From French, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at aero-, -gram1
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Examples from the Web for aerogram

Historical Examples

  • Such news as reaches us comes entirely by despatch rider and aerogram.

    The World Peril of 1910

    George Griffith


British Dictionary definitions for aerogram

aerogram

aerogramme

noun
  1. Also called: air letter an airmail letter written on a single sheet of lightweight paper that folds and is sealed to form an envelope
  2. another name for radiotelegram
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