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[rey-dee-oh-tuh-leg-ruh-fee] /ˌreɪ di oʊ təˈlɛg rə fi/
the constructing or operating of radiotelegraphs.
Origin of radiotelegraphy
First recorded in 1895-1900; radio- + telegraphy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Most thunderstorm recorders register, by radiotelegraphy, the strays set up by lightning discharges.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • Used for all visual and sound signaling, radiotelegraphy, and on cables using siphon recorders, used in communicating with Navy.

  • Connected with this office is, since 1906, the International Office for radiotelegraphy.

British Dictionary definitions for radiotelegraphy


a type of telegraphy in which messages (usually in Morse code) are transmitted by radio waves; its use is no longer widespread as it has been superseded by satellite technology Also called wireless telegraphy
Derived Forms
radiotelegraphic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌtɛlɪˈɡræfɪk) adjective
radiotelegraphically, adverb
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