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Morse code

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noun \ˈmȯrs-\

Simple Definition of Morse code

  • : 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

  1. :  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


MORSE CODE Defined for Kids

Morse code

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noun \ˈmȯrs-\

Definition of Morse code

  1. :  a system of sending messages that uses long and short sounds or dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers




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