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(Telecommunications) a telegraph code formerly used internationally for transmitting messages; it was superseded by satellite technology (the Global Marine Distress and Safety System) in 1999.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.
Composer UrielBarthelemi transferred the final Morse code message into musical characters and performs it with a variety of instruments such as cymbals and bass drum with a drumstick and brush.
I played with rose cuts, Morse code and a mix of fancy colored diamonds.
She taught herself Morse code and sat at the back of a classroom during her time off.
In a series of works on linen, she has hand embroidered various letters using the precise combinations of dots and dashes in the Morse code, blending them with her calligraphic interpretation of the letters to create her own version of military badges.
Morse code is still used today for military ships and aviation, and remains a backup if the phone system goes down.
To reply to a text, a Sailor can use the device to type a response that is sent back as a Morse code message via specially powered LED lights that flash automatically.
You can also send a secret Morse code message by email
I knew quite a lot about Morse code and radio before joining, and being young and foolish, wanted to return to Orillia and requested a transfer.
The holographic effects of these carefully constructed surfaces, which recall the artist's early works involving fluorescent pigment, alternate between deep focus and sfumato; rhythmic black lines embedded in the acrylic glass--long, short, silence--spell out letters in Morse code.
Yes, that chart shows the JOT VOR with the incorrect Morse code of POT We'll notify the U.
By which method of communication were the first Morse code messages sent in 1844?