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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A message transmitted by wireless telegraphy.
  • n. A radiograph.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A message, like a telegram, transmitted by radio rather than wires.
  • n. An entertainment device that combined a radio and a record player or gramophone.
  • n. A radiograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A picture taken by means of the action of Röntgen rays, or of similar obscure rays such as those emitted by radium, upon a sensitized plate; a print from a radiographic negative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)
  • n. a message transmitted by wireless telegraphy


Blend of radio and telegram (Wiktionary)
Blend of radio and gramophone (Wiktionary)
radio- + -gram (Wiktionary)



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