an apparatus, system, or process for transmitting messages or signals to a distant place, especially by means of an electric device consisting essentially of a sending instrument and a distant receiving instrument connected by a conducting wire or other communications channel.
Nautical an apparatus, usually mechanical, for transmitting and receiving orders between the bridge of a ship and the engine room or some other part of the engineering department.
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to transmit or send (a message) by telegraph.
to send a message to (a person) by telegraph.
A "telegraph" is a device for transmitting and receiving messages over long
distances, i.e., for telegraphy. The word "telegraph" alone now generally refers to
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In 1828, the first telegraph
in the USA. In 1830, an American, Joseph Henry (1797-1878), demonstrated the potential of William Sturgeon's electromagnet for long distance communication by sending an electronic current over one mile of wire to activate an electromagnet w... More »
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The word telegraph is derived from the Greek words tele, meaning “distant,” and
graphein, meaning “to write.” It came into use toward the end of the 18th century ...
In 1832 Samuel F. B. Morse, assisted by Alfred Vail, conceived of the idea for an
electromechanical telegraph, which he called the "Recording Telegraph.
The first reliable electronic telegraph machines were built in the 1830s when an
American named Samuel Morse developed a telegraph system designed to use