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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A message transmitted by telegraph.
  • transitive & intransitive verb To telegraph (something) or be telegraphed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A communication sent by telegraph: a telegraphic message or despatch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A message sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A message transmitted by telegraph
  • verb To send a telegram.

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

  • noun a message transmitted by telegraph

Etymologies

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tele- + -gram. "A friend desires us to […] introduce a new word into the vocabulary. It is telegram, instead of telegraphic dispatch, or telegraphic communication." — Albany Evening Journal, April 6, 1852.

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