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1. A communications system that transmits and receives simple unmodulated electric impulses, especially one in which the transmission and reception stations are directly connected by wires.
2. A message transmitted by telegraph; a telegram.
v. tel·e·graphed, tel·e·graph·ing, tel·e·graphs
1. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
2. To send or convey a message to (a recipient) by telegraph.
a. To make known (a feeling or an attitude, for example) by nonverbal means: telegraphed her derision with a smirk.
b. To make known (an intended action, for example) in advance or unintentionally: By massing troops on the border, the enemy telegraphed its intended invasion to the target country.
To send or transmit a telegram.
te·leg′ra·pher (tə-lĕg′rə-fər), te·leg′ra·phist (-fĭst) n.