- Jed·i·di·ah [jed-i-dahy-uh] /ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1761–1826, U.S. geographer and Congregational clergyman (father of Samuel F. B. Morse).
- Samuel F(in·ley) B(reese) [fin-lee breez] /ˈfɪn li briz/, 1791–1872, U.S. artist and inventor: developer of the first successful telegraph in the U.S.; inventor of the most commonly used telegraphic code system.
- Morse code.
- a male given name, form of Maurice.
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- a clasp or fastening on a cope
Word Origin for morse
C15: from Old French mors, from Latin morsus clasp, bite, from mordēre to bite
- Samuel Finley Breese (ˈfɪnlɪ briːz). 1791–1872, US inventor and painter. He invented the first electric telegraph and the Morse code
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- American inventor who was a pioneer in the field of telegraphy and in 1844 introduced a telegraphic code for transmitting messages, which became known as Morse code.
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