telegraphy

[ tuh-leg-ruh-fee ]
/ təˈlɛg rə fi /

noun

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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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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