Morse code


Morse code

noun \ˈmrs-\

: a system of sending messages that uses long and short sounds, flashes of light, or marks to represent letters and numbers

Full Definition of MORSE CODE

:  either of two codes consisting of variously spaced dots and dashes or long and short sounds used for transmitting messages by audible or visual signals
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Origin of MORSE CODE

Samuel F. B. Morse
First Known Use: 1867

Morse code

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

System for representing letters, numerals, and punctuation marks by a sequence of dots, dashes, and spaces. It is transmitted as electrical pulses of varied lengths or analogous mechanical or visual signals, such as flashing lights. The original system was invented by Samuel F.B. Morse in 1838 for his telegraph; the International Morse Code, a simpler and more precise variant with codes for letters with diacritic marks, was devised in 1851. With minor changes, this code has remained in use for certain types of radiotelegraphy, including amateur radio.


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