telegraphic

[tel-i-graf-ik]
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adjective

of or relating to the telegraph.
concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech.

Origin of telegraphic

First recorded in 1785–95; telegraph + -ic
Related formstel·e·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·tel·e·graph·ic, adjectivepre·tel·e·graph·ic, adjective
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telegraphic

adjective

used in or transmitted by telegraphy
of or relating to a telegraph
having a concise style; clippedtelegraphic speech
Derived Formstelegraphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for telegraphically

telegraphic

adj.

1794, originally of semaphor, etc.; from telegraph + -ic. Electric telegraph sense is from 1823.

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