Morse code


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Morse code

n.
Any of several codes used for transmitting messages in which letters of the alphabet and numbers are represented by various sequences of dots and dashes or short and long signals, especially the international Morse code.

[After Samuel Finley Breese Morse.]

Morse code

n
(Telecommunications) a telegraph code formerly used internationally for transmitting messages; it was superseded by satellite technology (the Global Marine Distress and Safety System) in 1999. Letters, numbers, etc, are represented by groups of shorter dots and longer dashes, or by groups of the corresponding sounds, dits and dahs, the groups being separated by spaces. Also called: international Morse code
[C19: named after Samuel Morse]

Morse′ code′


n.
either of two systems of clicks and pauses, short and long sounds, or flashes of light, used to represent letters, numerals, etc.: now used primarily in radiotelegraphy by ham operators. Also called Morse′ al′phabet.
[1830–40; after S.French.B. Morse]

Morse Code


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Code invented by Samuel Morse for transmitting telegraph messages in 1791–1872. He erected the first telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore in 1844.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Morse Code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)Morse code - a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes (short and long signals)
code - a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
dit, dot - the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
dah, dash - the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
Translations
morseovka
morsealfabetet
morseaakkoset
Morseovi znakovi
モールス信号
모스
morse
รหัสมอร์ส
mã Morse

Morse Code

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References in classic literature ?
I tried to recall something of the Morse Code, with which I had played as a little boy--but time had obliterated it from my memory.
He admits he enjoys chatting with ham radio friends in the car to and from work, but said sending and receiving Morse code requires much less bandwith on all frequencies.
LIGHT FANTASTIC: Two powerful lasers will beam 'thank-you' in morse code from the Royal Liver Building to mark the Battle of the Atlantic's 70th anniversary.
spells out 'JPL' in Morse code, which translates letters and numbers into a series of short ("dot") and long ("dash") signals.
They form patterns specific to genomic locations using a limited number of colors, a little like traditional Morse Code, hence the name Genomic Morse Code.
Mention the Morse Code to logologists and they immediately think of the number FIFTEEN, unique in being self explanatory in Morse Code represented, as it is, by 15 dots and dashes .
In this and other works, Hobza seems like a character straight out of a Thomas Pynchon or Don DeLillo novel: obsessively and compulsively following her task, involving a love of a once cutting-edge, now antiquated technology such as Morse code.
MY CHECKLIST: Nathan Pilcher, eight, gets to grips with Morse Code ANYBODY OUT THERE?
As it stands now, even the fastest textmeister can't input a message faster than a wireless operator with a rudimentary knowledge of 150-year-old Morse code.
The object was found about three hours later to be a device to transmit Morse code in ham radio communications, which a 47-year-old company employee left behind on his way home in Nagoya after attending an amateur radio event in western Japan, the police said.
We had newsletters in the post from Colin, had a secret sign (the letter C formed by curving the thumb and index finger) and a secret sound (letter C in morse code - dash, dot, dash, dot).
Trying to prove her worth to her father, she learns Morse code and puts her skills to good use.