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tel·e·graph

telegraph

 
pronunciation:
te l graef
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a system by which messages may be sent by electronic means. The telegraph puts messages in code and sends them along wires.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: telegraphs, telegraphing, telegraphed
definition: to send a telegram to.
I telegraphed them about our arrival.
similar words:
cable
derivations: telegraphic (adj.), telegraphically (adv.), telegrapher (n.)
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The word telegraph contains the following parts:
tele, tel, telo Greek root that means distance, end