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  1. the art or practice of constructing or operating telegraphs.
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Origin of telegraphy

First recorded in 1785–95; tele-1 + -graphy
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Related Words for telegraphy

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

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British Dictionary definitions for telegraphy


  1. a system of telecommunications involving any process providing reproduction at a distance of written, printed, or pictorial matterSee also facsimile (def. 2)
  2. the skill or process of operating a telegraph
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