- the art or practice of constructing or operating telegraphs.
Origin of telegraphy
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Examples from the Web for telegraphy
The newspaper column as we kno it is an artifact of telegraphy.Happy Birthday, Twitter!
March 21, 2013
A woodpecker's telegraphy broke the quiet like a volley of pistol shots.The Gentleman From Indiana
And in 1869 Lowestoft was not much more than a village, and telegraphy was in its infancy.Edward FitzGerald and "Posh"
In the age of telegraphy, that disaster would have been averted.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
Locomotives and telegraphy are mere snails compared to thought.The Iron Horse
But had the last word in telegraphy been spoken, when it was invented?Historic Oddities
- a system of telecommunications involving any process providing reproduction at a distance of written, printed, or pictorial matterSee also facsimile (def. 2)
- the skill or process of operating a telegraph
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