telegraphy

[ tuh-leg-ruh-fee ]
/ təˈlɛg rə fi /

noun

the art or practice of constructing or operating telegraphs.

Nearby words

  1. telegraph buoy,
  2. telegraph plant,
  3. telegraphese,
  4. telegraphic,
  5. telegraphone,
  6. telegu,
  7. telehealth,
  8. telekinesis,
  9. telekinetic,
  10. telemachus

Origin of telegraphy

First recorded in 1785–95; tele-1 + -graphy

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British Dictionary definitions for telegraphy

telegraphy

/ (tɪˈlɛɡrəfɪ) /

noun

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