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- adv. In a telegraphic manner; concerning telegraphy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a telegraphic manner; by means of the telegraph.
- As regards telegraphic communication: as, a town telegraphically isolated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a short and concise manner
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*After the invention of the telegraph and until 1849, observations were telegraphically transmitted to the Smithsonian Institution, which prepared the weather maps.
On March 7, 1876, the United States Patent Office granted to Bell Patent Number 174,465 covering “The method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically ... by causing electrical undulations, similar in form to the vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sounds.”
Alexander Graham Bell was the first to patent the telephone, an “apparatus for transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically” after experimenting with many primitive sound transmitters and receivers.
Questionable whether the grammatical error ought to be flagged as niggle-nitzing; but, her assertion's just plain wrong since, that "evocative poetry" is, in fact, a telegraphically compressed up-summing, one that contains a lovely group of allusive word-ploys, IMO.
So can I again ask you to deal telegraphically with me?
In constructing his narrative, Isegawa is deft at telegraphically downloading dense personal histories for his characters, major and minor.
The journal entries were telegraphically brief: 'Weakness,' 'Snowed in,' 'Disaster,' 'Fall through the ice.'
"And besides, viewed telegraphically, there is nothing at all romantic in the whole affair!" said Nattie, who, between her confusion at the turn the conversation had taken, and her alarm lest something should be said about that chubby Cupid -- whom it will be remembered she had suppressed in her former description to "C" -- was decidedly embarrassed.
Cæsar mentions that such a transmission, telegraphically propagated from mouth to mouth, of a Roman victory, reached himself, at a distance of
The others followed, exchanging telegraphically, with a smile, their amused affection for Aunt Hetty.