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telegraph

tel·e·graph

telegraph

pronunciation:
te l graef
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an apparatus or system by which messages may be sent by a coded arrangement of simple electrical impulses, usu. along wires.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: telegraphed, telegraphing, telegraphs
definition 1: to send (a communication) by telegraph, or communicate with (someone) by telegraph.
similar words:
cable
definition 2: (informal) to unintentionally reveal or indicate (one's plans or future moves).
The tennis player telegraphed too many of his shots.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to send a telegram.
similar words:
cable
derivations: telegraphic (adj.), telegraphically (adv.), telegrapher (n.)
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