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[mahr-koh-nee; Italian mahr-kaw-nee]
  1. Gu·gliel·mo [goo-lyel-maw] /guˈlyɛl mɔ/, Marchese,1874–1937, Italian electrical engineer and inventor, especially in the field of wireless telegraphy: Nobel Prize in physics 1909.
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Related Words for marconi

transmission, wireless, receiver, Walkman, telegraphy, radiotelegraphy, telephony, radiotelegraph, Marconi, radiotelephone, CB, radionics, shortwave

Examples from the Web for marconi

Historical Examples of marconi

  • If he wants to know what the Marconi Scandal has saved us from, I can tell him.

    G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study

    Julius West

  • "I rather think you're confusing him with Marconi," said Sir James, shaking his head.

    The Twelfth Hour

    Ada Leverson

  • Marconi has recently completed a new wonder in the shape of a ship detector.

    The Life Radiant

    Lilian Whiting

  • These are associated with the names of Marconi, Becquerel, and Langley.

  • In Marconi's first instruments he used a device called the "coherer."

British Dictionary definitions for marconi


  1. Guglielmo (ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo). 1874–1937, Italian physicist, who developed radiotelegraphy and succeeded in transmitting signals across the Atlantic (1901): Nobel prize for physics 1909
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marconi in Science


  1. Italian physicist and inventor who was the first to use radio waves to transmit signals in Morse code across the Atlantic Ocean (1901). Soon after his experiment, he developed shortwave radio equipment and helped establish radio as a widely used medium for communications.
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