radiotelegraphy


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ra·di·o·te·leg·ra·phy

 (rā′dē-ō-tə-lĕg′rə-fē)
n.
Telegraphy in which messages are transmitted by radio instead of wire.

radiotelegraphy

(ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlɛɡrəfɪ)
n
(Telecommunications) a type of telegraphy in which messages (usually in Morse code) are transmitted by radio waves; its use is no longer widespread as it has been superseded by satellite technology. Also called: wireless telegraphy
radiotelegraphic adj
ˌradioˌteleˈgraphically adv

radiotelegraphy

1. the transmitting and receiving of messages by radiotelegraph.
2. the science and technology of the radiotelegraph. — radiotelegraphic, adj.
See also: Radio
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiotelegraphy - telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wireradiotelegraphy - telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
wireless - transmission by radio waves
2.radiotelegraphy - the use of radio to send telegraphic messages (usually by Morse code)radiotelegraphy - the use of radio to send telegraphic messages (usually by Morse code)
radio, wireless - a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
Translations

radiotelegraphy

[ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlɛgrəfɪ] nradiotelegrafia
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It probably originated in engineering talk of point-to-point wired telephone and radiotelegraphy at the beginning of the 20th century and then entered into the common language of engineers.
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Zelle held a first-class license in radiotelephony, a second-class license in radiotelegraphy, and an extra class license in amateur radio, all from the Federal Communications Commission.