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  1. the constructing or operating of radiotelegraphs.
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Origin of radiotelegraphy

First recorded in 1895–1900; radio- + telegraphy
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Related Words for radiotelegraphy

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

Examples from the Web for radiotelegraphy

Historical Examples of radiotelegraphy

  • Most thunderstorm recorders register, by radiotelegraphy, the strays set up by lightning discharges.


    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


  1. 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which messages (usually in Morse code) are transmitted by radio waves; its use is no longer widespread as it has been superseded by satellite technologyAlso called: wireless telegraphy
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Derived Formsradiotelegraphic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌtɛlɪˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveradiotelegraphically, adverb
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