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- proper n. A character code represented by dots and dashes (or short and long pulses), originally used to send messages by telegraph, later by flashes of light or by radio.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a telegraphic code, in which dots, dashes, and spaces represent letters, numbers, and other elements of text. The original code was invented by Samuel B. Morse. The code now mostly used is the International Morse code, also referred to simply as the Morse code.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
Named for inventor Samuel Morse (Wiktionary)