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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.]
(Telecommunications) a telegraph code formerly used internationally for transmitting messages; it was superseded by satellite technology (the Global Marine Distress and Safety System) in 1999.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]
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]
Code invented by Samuel Morse for transmitting telegraph messages in 1791–1872. He erected the first telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore in 1844.
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|Noun||1.||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
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