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 (tĕl′ĭ-grăf′ĭk) also tel·e·graph·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or transmitted by telegraph.
2. Brief or concise: a telegraphic style of writing.

tel′e·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Telecommunications) used in or transmitted by telegraphy
2. (Telecommunications) of or relating to a telegraph
3. having a concise style; clipped: telegraphic speech.
ˌteleˈgraphically adv
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(ˌtɛl ɪˈgræf ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the telegraph.
2. concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech.
tel`e•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.telegraphic - of or relating to or transmitted by telegraph; "a telegraphic machine"; "telegraphic news reports"
2.telegraphic - having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
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بَرْقي، تلغرافي
telgrafla ilgili


[ˌtelɪˈgræfɪk] ADJtelegráfico
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[ˌtɛliˈgræfɪk] adjtélégraphiquetelegraph pole npoteau m télégraphiquetelegraph wire nfil m téléphonique
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adjtelegrafisch; address, style, speechTelegramm-; by telegraphic transferper Telegramm
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[ˌtɛlɪˈgræfɪk] adjtelegrafico/a
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(ˈteligraːf) noun
1. a system of sending messages using either wires and electricity or radio. Send it by telegraph.
2. an instrument for this. Send the message on the telegraph.
1. to send by telegraph. He telegraphed the time of his arrival.
2. to inform by telegraph. He telegraphed us to say when he would arrive.
teˈlegrapher (-ˈle-) , teˈlegraphist (-ˈle-) nouns
a person who operates a telegraph.
teˈlegraphy (-ˈle-) noun
the process, science or skill of sending messages by telegraph.
ˌteleˈgraphic (-ˈgrӕ-) adjective
telegraph pole
a high, wooden pole which supports telegraph wires.
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References in classic literature ?
In telegraphic sentences, half swallowed at the ends, They hint a matter's inwardness--and there the matter ends.
"These great depths," continued the lieutenant, "are not favorable for laying telegraphic cables.
The commissioner of police was sitting in his office at nine o'clock one evening, when the following telegraphic dispatch was put into his hands: Suez to London.
There was no more waiting till midnight for the telegraphic news, no more waking at dawn to deliver the papers, no more weary days at the case, heavier for the doom hanging over us.
On the following day, thanks to the telegraphic wires, five hundred newspapers and journals, daily, weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly, all took up the question.
At the top of a column appeared a telegraphic summary of all that was then known of the crime.
Any possessor of a telegraphic patent, who had used the common phrase "talking wire," had a chance to build up a plausible story of prior invention.
Left to my own resources, I found it no easy matter to invent a telegraphic system which should sufficiently inform Benjamin, without awakening Dexter's quick suspicion.
It was a little room over a butcher's shop -- which meant that business wasn't very brisk in the telegraphic line.
ERRATUM.--We are requested by Reuter's Telegram Company to correct an erroneous announcement made in their Brisbane telegram of the 2d inst., published in our impression of the 5th inst., stating that "Lady Kennedy had given birth to twins, the eldest being a son." The Company explain that the message they received contained the words "Governor of Queensland, TWINS FIRST SON." Being, however, subsequently informed that Sir Arthur Kennedy was unmarried and that there must be some mistake, a telegraphic repetition was at once demanded.
JAMES'S GAZETTE, in an extra-special edition, announced the bare fact of the interruption of telegraphic communica- tion.
A telegraphic signal, improperly interpreted, owing to the fog, was the cause of this error."